UVa denies request to host Obama event

The University of Virginia says it has declined a request from President Barack Obama's campaign to hold an event on the Charlottesville campus next week.

In a statement released Friday, the school said officials met with members of the campaign about using one of its outdoor venues on Wednesday.

In denying the request, university officials said holding the event there would cause the cancellation or disruption of classes on the second day of the semester and the use of either site would require closing adjacent buildings for the entire day. Those were the only two places on campus that the campaign had requested.

Obama's Charlottesville stop is part of a swing of three college towns in toss-up battleground states. No time or location for the Charlottesville visit has been set.