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For the Media

Media credentials to cover the debate will be issued by the Commission on Presidential Debates. Please check back here in the months ahead for additional details on the event. There will also be many public events and academic opportunities on campus leading up to the debate.

For media use

A portrait of Crisler Center

Crisler Center

U-M’s indoor arena and the home of U-M men's and women's basketball.

A portrait of Angell Hall

Angell Hall

A striking academic building designed by famed architect, Albert Kahn.

A portrait of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor

Considered a “best college town” and one of the “most livable cities” in the U.S.

A portrait of Cassie Blue

Robotics Institute “Cassie Blue”

The latest walking robot created by U-M’s Dynamic Legged Locomotion Lab.

A portrait of the big house

The Big House®

The largest stadium in the U.S. and the second largest in the world.

A portrait of the big house

Michigan Union

U-M’s major hub for student activity located in the heart of Central Campus.

A portrait of the law quad

The Law Quad

One of the most beautiful spots on campus featuring English Gothic design.

A portrait of President Mark Schlissel

President Mark Schlissel

The 14th president and the first physician-scientist to lead U-M.

A portrait of North Campus

North Campus

An expansion of the Ann Arbor campus that started in the 1950s.

A portrait of Central Campus

Central Campus

U-M’s original Ann Arbor campus surrounds its famous Diag.

A portrait of Commencement


More than 13,000 students graduate from U-M Ann Arbor each year.

A portrait of Museum of Art

Museum of Art

Showcases collections representing more than 150 years of art collecting.

a portrait of Christopher Taylor
Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan have a long history of successful collaboration involving significant events in our city. The decision by the Commission on Presidential Debates to select the U-M as one of the sites for the 2020 election debates will put a spotlight on the values we share and our mutual belief that an engaged citizenry supports a vibrant democracy.

The City shares U-M’s awareness of the logistical and technical challenges an event such as this involves. But we are confident in the expertise of our respective organizations to plan for these challenges to host this event in the upcoming election season. It will be a privilege to partner on this opportunity.”
- Christopher Taylor, Mayor, City of Ann Arbor