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Michelle Obama Is Coming to Philadelphia in May

The former First Lady (and celebs like Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper) will celebrate College Signing Day at the Liacouras Center.


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Philadelphians will have the chance to see Michelle Obama next month.

The former First Lady will come to the city on May 2nd for College Signing Day, a relatively new tradition that celebrates all students going to college (not just athletes signing with a school in the NCAA — that’s National Signing Day). The event, which supports Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, will take place at the Liacouras Center at Temple University on May 2nd.

Obama announced the news on Twitter on Thursday:

Roughly 8,000 Philadelphia students are expected to attend Signing Day at the Liacouras Center, as well as a star-studded lineup of actors, singers and athletes: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Zendaya, Questlove, Nick Cannon, Kelly Rowland, Rebel Wilson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and some Eagles players.

Those interested can purchase tickets for $55 (plus a $5.12 fee) through Eventbrite. Everyone who signs up will get a tote bag through Reach Higher and its affiliated campaign, Better Make Room. Attendees are encouraged to wear a college T-shirt of their choice.

Obama started College Signing Day through Reach Higher in 2014. Since then, it’s been held in San Antonio, Detroit, and New York.