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Obama guidance, press schedule Dec. 4, 2014. Christmas, college

WASHINGTON — Before President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle light the national Christmas tree on Thursday, the president hosts the Summit on College Opportunity at the Ronald Reagan Building.

Below, from the White House…


Office of the Press Secretary


December 3, 2014



In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will host the Summit on College Opportunity at the Ronald Reagan Building. The summit will build on the work from the first College Opportunity Summit last January while launching initiatives in new areas. This year’s summit will focus on building sustainable collaborations in communities with strong K-12 and higher education partnerships to encourage college attendance. The summit will also focus on supporting colleges to work together to dramatically improve persistence and increase college completion, especially for first generation, low-income, and underrepresented students. This event is pooled for TV and open to pre-credentialed still photographers and correspondents.

In the evening, the First Family will attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse. The President will deliver remarks. This event is open to pre-credentialed media.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: FOX

Print: Tampa Bay Times

Radio: SRN


9:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:50AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Summit on College Opportunity

Ronald Reagan Building

Pooled for TV and Open to Pre-Credentialed Stills and Correspondents (In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 11:00AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

5:00PM THE FIRST FAMILY attends the National Christmas Tree Lighting; THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks

The Ellipse

Open to Pre-Credentialed Media (In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 4:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

12:45PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest