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Delaware Debates 2018 will be held at Mitchell Hall Auditorium on the University of Delaware's Newark campus on Wednesday, October 17. Guests with disabilities who require special assistance should contact us at 302-831-7771 or Mitchell Hall is accessible via a ramp located on the southern side of the building.

Doors to Mitchell Hall open at 5:30 pm. The U.S. House Debate begins at 6:30 p.m. Doors to the theater will remain closed during the U.S. House Debate until the event concludes. The U.S. Senate Debate begins at 8 p.m.

Arrive early! We recommend that you arrive by 5:30 p.m. for the U.S. House Debate and by 7:15 p.m. for the U.S. Senate Debate. Unclaimed tickets will be distributed to standby guests 15 minutes before the debate begins.

No materials with campaign slogans, logos, or political messages are allowed inside Mitchell Hall during the Delaware Debates. Restricted materials may include clothing, campaign materials, literature, hats, stickers, signs, or banners. The audience is prohibited from applauding or making noise during the debate and may not do anything visible or audible to express support or opposition to any candidate during the debate. Violations will prompt immediate removal of audience members from the debate venue.

The University of Delaware will have photographers and videographers at this event. By attending Delaware Debates, you grant the University of Delaware permission to publish or display images of you, which may be used in promotional material, publications or other applications. Please let us know if you have any concerns.

Parking and shuttle service

Mitchell Hall Map and Parking

Ample parking is available at the pay-to-park Center for the Fine Arts (CFA) Garage on Amstel Avenue west of the Roselle Center for the Fine Arts. The GPS address to the CFA Garage entrance is 79 Amstel Ave., Newark, DE 19716. The CFA Garage has entrances at Amstel Road and Elkton Road (South Main Street). Free event shuttle service will be available to transfer guests from the CFA Garage to Mitchell Hall.

Pay-to-Park Kiosk Instructions:

  1. Park your vehicle in the Center for the Arts Garage (Lot 14C). Pay for parking in advance before leaving to attend the event.
  2. Make a note of your license plate number before you leave your vehicle―ALL letters AND numbers.
  3. Pay-to-Park Kiosks are located on each floor near the elevator or in the lobby.
    1. Press “Start.”
    2. Press “1”, then press the green button.
    3. Enter your “license plate number (include any letters),” then press the green button.
    4. Either Insert Credit Card or Cash select parking time then press the green button.
    5. Select the desired amount of time your car will be parked in the garage.
    6. Take your printed receipt as proof of your payment.

Directions to Mitchell Hall

The GPS address for Mitchell Hall is 134 The Green, Newark, DE 19716.

From The North: Take I-95 South to Exit 1B (Newark – University of Delaware), which is Route 896 North. Follow Route 896 north into Newark, where it becomes S. College Avenue. Follow S. College northbound. Mitchell Hall is 2.4 miles north of I-95 on the right.

From The South: Take Route 13 North to the Route 1 Bypass. Follow Route 1 North and exit at Route 896. Follow for a few miles, go over the railroad tracks and make a right at the traffic light, following signs for Route 896 North. Follow for several miles, crossing the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, then Route 40 and I-95. Follow Route 896 north into Newark, where it becomes S. College Avenue northbound. Mitchell Hall is 2.4 miles north of I-95 on the right.

From The West: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike East to Route 283 South. Continue on Route 283 South, which becomes Route 30 East outside of Lancaster, to Route 896 South. As you reach campus and cross the railroad tracks, immediately turn left onto Delaware Avenue and right (at the second traffic light) onto South College Avenue. Continue southbound on South College Avenue; Mitchell Hall is 0.1 mile south on the left.

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