8/14/2020 – Volunteer opportunities during the vice presidential debate

The Debate Steering Committee at the University of Utah is looking for engaged volunteers to assist with this once in a lifetime opportunity. Applications will be accepted today through Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.

Priority will be given to currently enrolled University of Utah students. Students from other Utah colleges and universities are also encouraged to apply as well as faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Volunteers must be able to report to campus for designated shifts and follow the mandatory face covering protocols.


Some of the positions available include greeters, receptionists, runners, computer technicians, parking attendants and media assistants. Some jobs may require lifting or moving various heavy items, long stretches of standing, walking or sitting. All volunteers will be assigned duties that fit their specific ADA needs and accommodations. Volunteer selections will be made by Aug. 31, 2020.

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8/11/2020 – Harris announced as Biden’s vice presidential running mate

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joseph Biden has selected Senator Kamala Harris of California as his vice presidential running mate. Harris will join Vice President Mike Pence to debate at the University of Utah’s Kingsbury Hall on October 7, 2020. #UofUvpDebate


Tickets are not available at this time.

We understand that there is a great deal of excitement about this historic and high-profile event happening October 7th at the University of Utah’s Kingsbury Hall.

Due to health and safety protocols, ticketing will be extremely limited. Ticketing and the size of the live audience will be determined by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) in consultation with their Health Security Advisor Cleveland Clinic and Utah State medical officials.

The Vice Presidential Debate will air live on ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, and NBC at 9:00pm ET / 7:00pm MT.