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UNLV Opens Presidential Debate Ticket Registration for Students

A limited number of tickets to the Oct. 19 presidential debate will be distributed through a lottery system to eligible full-time UNLV students.
Campus News  |  Sep 26, 2016  |  By Keyonna Summers
Media Contact: UNLV Media Relations, or (702) 895-3102
Students sit at the alumni amphitheater

UNLV has opened an online ticket lottery registration for students interested in attending the third and final presidential debate Oct. 19 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The lottery is open to UNLV students only. To be eligible, students must:

  • 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.
  • Not have any pending/outstanding student conduct violations or disciplinary action.

“The 2016 election and the final presidential debate are among the most highly-anticipated events in recent memory,” said UNLV President Len Jessup. “For months, UNLV has joined in the momentum through election-themed classes, lectures, partnerships, and other activities that enhance learning and draw the entire community into the excitement. We are pleased to extend to our students the unparalleled opportunity to experience the political process on the biggest stage.”

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is responsible for allocating tickets to the university. The number of tickets available to the university will be determined closer to the debate. 

For tickets allocated to UNLV, a priority is to ensure current students are able to attend the debate. Tickets will be distributed to current students through a computerized lottery system, as recommended by the CPD and consistent with the practice of past debate host sites. Tickets will not be generally available to the public, faculty, alumni or parents through the university.

The application deadline is noon Oct. 12, and students will be notified once tickets are made available. 

Find more information and a link to the registration form on UNLV’s President Debate website.