Tomorrow – Tuesday, October 4 – the national spotlight will shine on Longwood University as it hosts the one-and-only 2016 Vice Presidential Debate.
Not a student? Not a problem!
The public – that’s you! – is welcome and encouraged to join the excitement on and around campus, including the 9 p.m. simulcast debate watch party on Stubbs Mall. Click here for direction and a Longwood University campus map, and click here for information on entrances/exits, what to bring and more.
Here what’s going on throughout the day:
Civil Rights Walking Tour
10 a.m., R.R. Moton Museum, 900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA 23901
Explore the rich civil rights history of Farmville and Prince Edward County on a guided walking tour. The tour departs from the Moton Museum on the south end of Longwood’s campus. Free and open to the public.
First Amendment Field
10 a.m., 800 Griffin Boulevard, Farmville, VA 23901 (Adjacent to R.R. Moton Museum)
In a celebration of freedom of speech and expression, Longwood is providing a space for speakers from all walks of life to make their views heard. Participants will sign up for 10-minute speaking slots on the stage on First Amendment Field. Free and open to the public. Learn more.
Noon-7 p.m., Stubbs Mall, Longwood University
Longwood students invite visitors to stop by to enjoy a steady stream of assorted debate-related booths, activities and musical acts – the hub of campus activity, just steps away from the debate venue in Willett Hall. Free and open to the public.
Citizens and Leaders – a Conversation on the Art of Presidential Campaign Photojournalism
Noon, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, 129 N. Main St., Farmville, VA 2390
A conversation with highly accomplished photojournalists about the art of capturing democracy at work in the contest for the most powerful office on earth. Free and open to the public.
20 Ride, Zac Brown Cover Band
1–2:30 p.m., Stubbs Mall, Longwood University
1-4 p.m., Lancaster Mall (south side of Lancaster), Longwood University
Longwood faculty offer a series of quick, fascinating and non-partisan TED-like talks on topics from their fields of expertise related to the Vice Presidential debate and the 2016 election campaign. Free and open to the public. Learn more.
Jazz Combo Performance
3–3:45 p.m., Stubbs Mall, Longwood University
The Increasing Power of the Vice Presidency – A View From The Inner Circle
4 p.m., Martinelli Room, Maugans Alumni Center, Longwood University
An inside look at the office of the vice president and its emergence as a center of power. Panelists include Roy Neel, former chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore; Eric Edelman, former assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney; and Jared Bernstein, former chief economist and economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden.
4:30–6 p.m., Stubbs Mall, Longwood University
4:30–7 p.m., Stubbs Mall, Longwood University
7–9 p.m., Stubbs Mall, Longwood University
Live coverage of pre-debate activities.
Campus Debate Watch Party
9 p.m., Stubbs Mall, Longwood University
Longwood students, faculty, staff and friends will join together on Stubbs Mall for an outdoor viewing of the debate broadcast. Limited souvenir debate blankets available!
Post-Debate Breakfast & Music
10:30-11:15 p.m., Stubbs Mall, Longwood University
As the debate winds down and Spin Alley revs to life, a late-night breakfast will be served while live music plays on the Stubbs Mall stage.