Delaware Debates 2018 will be held at Mitchell Hall Auditorium on Wednesday, October 17, as two separately ticketed events. The first event will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., featuring candidates for Delaware’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The second event will be 8 to 9 p.m., featuring candidates for Delaware’s seat in the U.S. Senate. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and everyone must be seated by 6:30 p.m. Following a 30-minute intermission, everyone must be seated for the second debate by 8 p.m.
Tickets are required to attend the Delaware Debates. All tickets are free and available to the public, students and the University community.
Beginning Tuesday, September 18, free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis for students and the public at the following locations. Tickets are limited to 2 per person:
- Bob Carpenter Center Box Office, 631 South College Avenue, Newark, Delaware. Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- UD Main Campus – Trabant Box Office, Trabant University Center, Newark, Delaware. Open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ticket distribution will cease at the close of business on Tuesday, October 16. No tickets will be available on Wednesday, October 17.
No campaign materials, literature, hats, stickers, signs or banners are allowed inside Mitchell Hall during the Delaware Debates. In accordance with debate rules, 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.