May 16th, 2011
07:47 AM ET
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)
Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One