NICEVILLE — The U.S. Secret Service and campus police have called for the suspension of certain services ahead of Thursday’s GOP rally at Northwest Florida State College.

Donald Trump Jr., son of President Donald Trump, will be at the NWF State Arena to campaign for Congressman Matt Gaetz and Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. Gaetz and DeSantis have been endorsed by the president, and thousands of supporters are expected to attend the 5:30 p.m. event.

Liberal groups plan a protest outside the rally. NWF State's Gay-Straight Alliance and Progressives Northwest Florida will co-host the vigil called "Stand for Compassion." Organizers expect 100 to 200 participants.

The Student Services Center at the Niceville campus will close at noon Thursday, according to a news release from the college. Student services will be available at all other campuses and centers until 4:30 p.m.

All other routine operations at the Niceville campus will be suspended at 2 p.m. Students will be notified by their instructors if any classes will be changed or canceled, the release said.

The campus will re-open at 8 a.m. Friday.

Lt. Eddie Elmore, spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, said the agency will provide 50 to 100 troopers to support campus police.

Niceville Police Lt. Michael Whitfield said the agency will monitor the event and assist campus policey and the FHP as needed.

Free tickets to the rally were still available Tuesday on Eventbrite.