Take advantage of the events and opportunities DU’s hosting leading up to the debate, and find updates on how the debate will affect your work.
Please note: The University of Denver will be closed on Oct. 3, 2012, for the presidential debate on campus. Only debate day personnel will be required to work that day. Contact your supervisor to determine whether you qualify as a debate day staff member.
Read answers to frequently asked questions
Check out our FAQ—answers to the questions DU employees are asking about the debate and how it will impact them.
Download the latest edition of our faculty and staff debate newsletter (PDF) to read the latest updates on the Presidential Debate Event Series:
Attend the Presidential Debate Event Series
Register for the collection of speeches, lectures, seminars and workshops that are part of the University’s Presidential Debate Event Series.
Visit our volunteer page to contact our volunteer coordinator about any remaining opportunities.
Tickets to the Oct. 3 debate are not available to the public.
Tickets allocated to the University by the Commission on Presidential Debates will be distributed to University of Denver students randomly via lottery.
As a DU faculty or staff member, you're eligible to attend DebateFest, a special watch party event on Oct. 3 on the south side of campus.
Host an event
If you’re planning an event before the debate that deals with government, public policy or social issues, promote it as an official Presidential Debate Series event by contacting Cathy Grieve, executive director of Conferencing, Events and Special Programs.
If approved, your event will be posted on this website and promoted across the community.
When contacting Cathy, please include:
- event title, date and time
- place (venue address and specific room, if applicable)
- registration info and link
- Who can attend
- photo, graphic or logo
- brief paragraph description of event
- event contact (if available)
Help us promote the debate
We encourage faculty and staff members to download the official DU Presidential Debate Logo and include it, along with a link to this website, in your email signature, departmental newsletters and other marketing materials.
Contact the Division of Marketing & Communications if you need guidance.
Campus closure and disruptions
We're working with departments across campus, the Commission on Presidential Debates and the U.S. Secret Service to prepare you for any debate activities or events that may disrupt your normal workday.
Visit this site frequently for updates on road or campus closures, access to parking and other campus disruptions in the week leading up to the event.
Please note: Employees working in the Ritchie Center—which will be converted into the debate hall—will not have access to their offices the week before the debate.
If you have questions about how the debate will impact you or how you can get involved, please contact Jan Kitta, internal communications specialist. She’ll keep a log of any questions she’s unable to answer and get back to you as the information becomes available.