POTUS schedule for Monday May 16, 2011
May 16th, 2011
07:47 AM ET

POTUS schedule for Monday May 16, 2011

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama heads to Memphis to deliver his commencement speech to the graduating class of Booker T. Washington High School, the winning school in this year's Race to the Top Challenge. Before the graduation, he'll meet behind closed doors with victims and families of the recent flooding, along with local officials and first-transponders.

This afternoon once he returns to Washington, he'll welcome the University of Connecticut's mens basketball team to the East Room to celebrate their victory in the 2011 NCAA national championship. He didn't pick them to win the championship but he's sure to enjoy an event centered around basketball this afternoon.  Then this evening, he'll speak at two DNC fundraisers in town.

For the complete schedule from the White House, click below.

Guidance from the White House:


8:00AM          In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

8:45AM          THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base from the South Lawn (Open Press) 

9:00AM        THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Memphis, Tennessee

Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage


10:00AM        THE PRESIDENT arrives in Memphis, Tennessee Memphis International Airport (Open Press) 

10:30AM        THE PRESIDENT meets with families impacted by the flooding, state and local officials, first responders and volunteers at the Cook Convention Center (Closed Press) 

12:00PM         THE PRESIDENT delivers the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School, the winner of the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge at the Cook Convention Center (Open Press) 

2:25PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Memphis, Tennessee en route Andrews Air Force Base Memphis International Airport 


 5:15PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives at Andrews Air Force Base Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

 5:30PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House at the South Lawn (Open Press) 

 5:35PM           THE PRESIDENT welcomes the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team to the White House for a ceremony honoring their 2011 NCAA national championship in the East Room (Open Press)

6:55PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a DNC event St. Regis Hotel (Print Pool Coverage Only) 

9:25PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a DNC event at Capital Hilton (Pooled for TV) 

 Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One




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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Jay in NC

    Two DNC fundraisers. There are about 540 days until the election. Barry has to raise $1,850,000 per day to meet his goal of $1,000,000,000. No one can tell me that this does not interfering with his job performance. Consider this, if he would just do a good job the American people would reelect, he would not have to raise any money, not waste our time on partisan politics.

    May 16, 2011 at 10:57 am |
  2. Liz Carter in Georgia

    The fact that he IS doing a good job as PRESIDENT is exactly why I believe he'll be elected as PRESIDENT in 2012! People aren't ALL deaf, dumb, and stupid! No matter how much some have bashed, bruised, and berated his accomplishments; and even his failures or incompletes, unbiased, intelligent, honest people of all races KNOW this is 'THE MAN' for this 'un-UNITED STATES', in this dispensation of time and struggle! To you handfull of haters and pockets of racists, you can surrender your weapons! STANDDOWN!

    May 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
    • Beths

      Liz, surely someone is using your 'name in vain'. This is the most obscene heretic I have ever read. Lets hope you did not expound such.

      September 11, 2011 at 3:29 am |
  3. Tol Trunks

    The assumed Pres. is back in the DC area. Check the Air Force One and the helicopter that takes him to Andrews Air Force for an energy residual of 12 MV. Both aircraft were attacked. 2-3-2012.

    May 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
  4. Liz Carter in Georgia

    I'd like to invite whomever is interested to watch the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE/THE FREEDOM RIDERS. I's being shown in documentary on GPB, Georgia Public Broadcasting right now. Channel 8 in Georgia. Check your TV guide for viewing times. It started tonight at 9:00 pm. This may help to shed some understanding of AMERICA'S HISTORY.

    May 16, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Very good suggestion Liz, it is always good to understand where we came from so we can appreciate where we are today. Thanks for suggesting the show!

      May 16, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
  5. Liz Carter in Georgia

    You're welcome, Jay. I'm glad you saw it as good. I think there are so many of us AMERICANS who are not aware of where we came from; nor of all the effort, hurt and lives it took to get us to this point. They are either too young or weren't told or taught. The thing is, this wasn't centuries ago. I remember it very well. I was 13 years old in 1961. My mother, who is 94 years old now, suffering with alzheimers, participated in those events in ATLANTA. It's also ironic that was the year BARACK OBAMA was born.

    May 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
    • Beths

      Liz you appear crazier than your Mom was. I can not believe I sat an listened to your comments and thought you would be a great candidate. I must have been as crazy as your Mom!!!!!!

      September 11, 2011 at 3:51 am |