Lafayette lands VP debate

Lafayette College has been chosen to host the 2024 vice presidential debate on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2024. The debate, which will be held at Kirby Sports Center, will be broadcast live on several television stations nationally and worldwide.

All eyes are expected to be on College Hill in the fall: According to Nielsen ratings, nearly 58 million people tuned in to watch the 2020 VP debate held at University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

“We look forward to hosting this tradition in American politics,” President Nicole Hurd says. “We are working with our faculty and staff to capitalize in every possible way on this event and facilitate programming that engages our students and community in exploring and discussing our democracy and its future.”

The Commission on Presidential Debates estimates that 1,500 members of the media will be on campus to cover the event. This marks the fifth presidential or VP debate hosted in Pennsylvania since these events began in 1976, and the first one outside of Philadelphia.

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