About Ticket Availability
Hofstra University is very pleased to host the October 16, 2012 presidential debate. The debate itself is produced and sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), a non-partisan, non-profit organization, which controls all aspects of debate production. Ticket availability for the debate itself will be extremely limited.
All of the tickets allocated to Hofstra University from the Commission on Presidential Debates will be distributed to current students in the days before the debate, as recommended by the CPD and consistent with past practices of debate hosts, including Hofstra in 2008. President Rabinowitz has already clearly stated that he, along with all administrators and faculty, will not take seats within the debate hall but will instead watch the debate at a campus simulcast, in order to allow the maximum number of Hofstra students to attend the debate.
All students who are interested in attending the debate should look for instructions to sign up in the fall of 2012, and not contact the CPD. Tickets will not be available through Hofstra University personnel, and tickets are not available through any means at this point in time.