With such an exciting occasion comes the need for tighter security on campus. 

"We will have multiple road closures around the arena, we will have people from off-campus coming to visit, and will also have a lot of extra security as well as undercover officers," said UCF Police Officer Peter Stephens. 

Officials said security for the event is a joint effort. 

"The UCFPD works with Secret Service to come up with what is the best type of security protocol," said UCF PD Public Information Officer Courtney Gilmartin.

Some students said they cannot wait.

"I really like what Obama stands for,” said UCF student Theysi Vidal. “He stands for all the people.”

Some students even asked their teachers to give them class off so that they could see the president.

“Some of them couldn't believe that the president was actually coming to Central Florida and that that they can actually go in and see him,” said UCF Political Science professor Annabelle Conroy.

The first sitting President to speak at UCF was Richard Nixon in 1973.

In 20-16, our sitting president Barack Obama is here at UCF. 

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