The University of Colorado Boulder today released figures on the visit of President Barack Obama to campus on April 24 that showed the visit cost just under $110,000.
Funding for the visit will come from existing insurance rebates to the university, and will not result in any tuition or fee increase to students or reductions in campus budgets.
“The visit of a sitting president is a historic opportunity for any campus,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. “CU-Boulder was honored to have been asked to host President Obama’s visit. His visit drew international media coverage and showcased our campus community in a marvelous way to a global audience.”
The cost breakdowns for the visit are as follows:
Parking and Transportation Services $39,402.62
Athletics Facilities and Services $21,747.59
CU Police Staffing and Support $21,542.34
Facilities Management Costs $15,366.71
Student Affairs Costs (UMC and catering services) $5,941.00
Other Transportation (shuttle charges) $5,236.93
Bronson Hilliard, CU-Boulder spokesperson, 303-735-6183
Ryan Huff, CU Police spokesperson, 303-492-7581