Volunteers sought for Oct. 9 presidential debate

Applications are now being accepted for student, faculty and staff volunteers to help support the presidential debate Sunday, Oct. 9, at Washington University in St. Louis. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. June 17.

All Washington University full- and part-time students enrolled during the fall 2016 semester, postdoctoral scholars, faculty and staff are eligible to apply.

Volunteers are needed to provide administrative and technical support in a variety of areas, including credentialing, parking, hospitality and media assistance, during the week of the debate. Only a limited number of volunteers will have access to the debate hall in the Athletics Complex.

This is the sixth time since 1992 that Washington University has been selected by the Commission on Presidential Debates to host a debate, and it will be the fifth debate to be held at the university. The presidential debate scheduled at the university in 1996 was canceled just two weeks prior.

Approximately 200 volunteers helped with each of the past debates held at the university. A similar-size group is expected to be needed for the 2016 presidential debate.

For more information about volunteering and to apply, visit the debate volunteer site. For more information on the debate, visit the university’s debate site.

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