Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions about the presidential debate that’s coming to Belmont University’s campus in Nashville in 2020? So do we! The University is thrilled to be named by the Commission on Presidential Debates as a host site for 2020, and we are beginning to gather information and make plans for this extraordinary event. Please check back often as this site will become more robust in the coming weeks and months as details are finalized.

When is Belmont hosting a presidential debate?

October 22, 2020

Where will it be held?

The debate will be held in the University’s Curb Event Center.

Why is Belmont hosting a debate?

Belmont always seeks to be an engaged member of its community, bringing people together to talk about issues, whether it’s a mayoral, gubernatorial or presidential debate. We consider it a great privilege to host conversations that encourage civil public discourse on subjects that impact all Americans. This is democracy at its best.

Is there anything else I can do to get involved?

We will be working to offer our campus and the community debate-related educational programming in the months prior to the debate to ensure we are all able to actively engage in civil discourse surrounding this event. Find a list of events on the Events Page of this website.

How can I get tickets?

The presidential debates are primarily television productions with limited numbers of audience seats available. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis, we anticipate seating in the Debate Hall will be even more limited in order to abide by city and state public health guidelines. Distribution of tickets is handled entirely by the Commission on Presidential Debates, and no tickets are sold to the general public. We hope you will watch the debate which will be broadcast live from Belmont University and aired on most major networks from 8:30-10:00 p.m. Central time.

How can I volunteer?

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the amount of volunteer opportunities have decreased significantly. All available positions will likely be filled by current students, faculty and staff.

How can I sponsor an event? I would like to make an in-kind donation. How can I financially support the Debate 2020 initiative?

We look forward to engaging the business and philanthropic communities to rally support for this event. As soon as more details are in place we will update this site with the proper information.