Vermont Sen. and Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to visit Ohio State’s campus Sunday to address supporters at a rally held at the Schottenstein Center.
The event is one of three in Columbus Sanders is planning to attend in preparation for Tuesday’s primary, a must-win for the senator as he tries to narrow frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s delegate gap.
The rally is free, but a Sanders campaign press release encourages interested attendees to RSVP on Sanders’ website. Doors are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m and admission is granted on a first come, first served basis, the release stated.
The release also said that the public will enter through the northeast doors of the Schottenstein Center. Attendees are asked to refrain from bringing bags and to limit belongings to personal items such as keys and cell phones. Additionally, weapons, sharp objects, chairs and signs or banners attached to sticks are prohibited from the event for security reasons, according to the release.
Sanders is expected to touch upon several elements of his presidential campaign during the event, including college affordability and criminal justice reform, the release stated.
The rally announcement comes days after Sanders and Clinton confirmed their attendance at a town hall forum hosted by CNN and TV One. That event is scheduled to take place in OSU’s Mershon Auditorium from 8 to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
An application open to all OSU students, faculty and staff interested in attending the forum was released on Thursday. CNN is set to choose participants from the pool of applicants, meaning simply filling out the form does not guarantee access to the event.
Clinton and Sanders are also both expected to speak at Sunday’s Ohio Democratic Party Legacy Dinner at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, according to the Ohio Democrats’ website.
Although Republican Party candidates Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich both have campaign stops in Ohio planned for the days leading up to the primary, neither have announced any official campaign or volunteer events listed at OSU as of Saturday morning.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is also competing for the Republican Party’s nomination, is set to host a rally at the Northland Performing Arts Center in Columbus from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m. and interested attendees can register on the candidate’s website.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, another Republican Party candidate, does not have any events scheduled in Ohio before the primary, according to his campaign website.
Editor’s Note: This story was updated on March 12 to include information on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s Columbus rally.