Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

“Standing apart from the glitz and spin of modern campaigns, the presidential debates are that solemn moment in our national life when candidates are invited to discuss seriously the central issues before us.”

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
President of the University of Notre Dame

U.S. presidential debate student ticket lottery, watch party announced

In a letter to the campus community today, University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced that the University’s limited number of tickets to the first U.S. presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Purcell Pavilion will be allocated exclusively to currently enrolled Notre Dame students.


Purcell Pavilion

The Venue

Welcome to Purcell Pavilion

The debate at Notre Dame will take place in the Purcell Pavilion of the Joyce Center. Home to the Fighting Irish men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams, Purcell Pavilion has also hosted numerous non-athletics related events, including University Commencement ceremonies, a United States Postal Service stamp unveiling and a talk by U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Venue

Campus Map Facility Information

Campus Pano

South Bend Aerial (facing south)
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