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Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve announce campus changes leading up to presidential debate on September 29

Parking and access to Cleveland Clinic's main entrance will be affected in the days prior to the debate.

CLEVELAND — As Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) prepare to host the first presidential debate on September 29, there will be some logisical changes that will impact access to both the Health Education Campus and Cleveland Clinic campus in the days leading up to the debate. 

Changes to Cleveland Clinic main campus entrances: 

  • Cleveland Clinic’s main entrance will be temporarily moved from the Miller Pavilion (J Building) on Euclid Avenue to the Glickman Building (Q building) on East 96th Street, beginning Sept. 26. 
  • The main entrance to the Children’s Outpatient Center (R building) on Euclid Avenue will be temporarily moved to the entrance on East 90th Street.


  • The East 93rd Street (JJ, Parking 1) garage will close on Saturday, Sept. 26. The garage is expected to resume normal operations on Thursday, Oct. 1. Also, the JJ Euclid Avenue Pharmacy will have normal operating hours on Sept. 26 and 27. At this time, it is expected that there will be reduced hours on Sept. 28 and 29. All other main campus pharmacies will operate during normal business hours.
  • The Parking 2 garage at Carnegie and East 100th Street will serve all patients and visitors coming to main campus during this time. There is a connected skyway from that garage to the main hospital.

Changes to Health Education Campus: 

  • Samson Pavilion will be closed for academic use from Sept. 26 – Sept. 30th 

 Resuming normal operations at Cleveland Clinic: 

  • Normal operations are expected to resume on Thursday, Oct 1. 
  • The East 93rd Street (JJ, Parking 1) Garage is expected to open to all parkers.
  • All entrances are expected to reopen.

The latest information on changes to Cleveland Clinic entrances, parking, traffic patterns, and more will be available at www.clevelandclinic.org/maincampusclosures

During this time, all services on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus will continue to be offered to patients, who are being notified ahead of time, to ensure they have updated information on parking, street closures and other details before they come to the hospital. 

Patients and caregivers are encouraged to allow for extra travel time and prepare for additional vehicle and pedestrian traffic. 

Safety is being emphasized as the top priority leading up to the debate. Organizers are working with Cleveland Clinic's police department, CWRU and University Circle police departments as well as the Cleveland Division of Police and the U.S. Secret Service to maintain a safe environment leading up to and during the debate. 

Access to hospital facilities continue to be limited to patients, approved visitors and caregivers. 

The debate between President Trump and former Vice President Biden on September 29 will be 90 minutes long, airing from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event will consist of six 15 minute segments. Fox News anchor Chris Wallace will serve as the debate's moderator. 

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