The University of Michigan has been selected to host a U.S. Presidential Debate in 2020.

University President Mark Schlissel shared the news on Friday, saying:

For generations, the University of Michigan has led the way in advancing understanding of our nation’s most pressing issues. Building upon this commitment to public service, we will be hosting a presidential debate on October 15, 2020 at Crisler Center, as well as providing special programs and events related to the debate on campus."

The debate will be held October 15th at the Crisler Center.

Schlissel continued,

This is a tremendous opportunity for the university community to contribute to our democracy while setting an example of civic engagement and shining a light on the outstanding academic strengths of our institution."