The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is responsible for allocating tickets to the university. The actual number of tickets available to the university is unknown at this time, but it is expected to be very limited. A priority of the university is to distribute tickets to current students through a computerized lottery system, as recommended by the CPD and consistent with the practice of past debate host sites. Registration for the student ticket lottery closed at 12 p.m. (PDT) on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Only those students who have successfully completed registration for the lottery by that deadline are eligible to be selected.
There are no tickets available for the general public, faculty, alumni, or parents. Only current UNLV students are eligible to enter the UNLV Presidential Debate Student Ticket Lottery. In order to be eligible to win a ticket, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled full time (12 credits for undergraduates and 6 credits for graduate students).
- Be in good academic standing: minimum of 2.0 GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students.
- Must not have any pending/outstanding student conduct violations or disciplinary action.
When entering the lottery, students must consent to the following conditions:
- By applying to participate in the UNLV Presidential Debate Student Ticket Lottery, if I am selected to receive a ticket, I agree to attend the October 19, 2016 Presidential Debate.
- By applying to participate in the UNLV Presidential Debate Student Ticket Lottery, I understand and consent to having my academic standing and student conduct status checked and verified by the University.
- By applying to participate in the UNLV Presidential Debate Student Ticket Lottery, if I am selected as a winner, I agree to follow all rules laid out by the debate’s moderator and the CPD. The rules of audience conduct during the debate include being silent during the entire debate, not leaving the debate hall, and submitting to a security screening. Time taken up with audience reaction during a debate is time taken away from the debate participants and their views.
- By applying to participate in the UNLV Presidential Debate Student Ticket Lottery, I understand and agree: tickets are non-transferable and cannot be sold.
- If I am selected to receive a ticket, I understand that I will receive notice approximately 48-hours prior to the debate on Oct. 19, 2016.
If you do not provide all of the requested information, or if the information that you provide is not accurate, you may be eliminated from the ticket lottery. If you are selected as a winner, you will receive an email notification along with instructions on how to proceed.