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Presidential debate could affect UNLV students come October

Posted at 8:51 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 23:51:30-04

Some UNLV officials are already anticipating the night of Oct. 19 when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will take the stage on campus for a presidential debate.

Even though the event is centered around education, some education could be disrupted.
University spokesman Tony Allen said, "UNLV, like other debate sites, is considering alternative plans for campus operations on debate day, including class schedules and parking impacts. Details are still being considered and are not yet finalized."

More than 28,000 students and thousands of faculty will be impacted by the influx of traffic, security measures and preparations put in place for the debate.

One UNLV faculty member sent an email last week warning his staff of potential parking issues and even suggesting some classes not be held during the event.

While some students are concerned about potential issues -- others are excited and look forward to having UNLV center stage for a presidential debate.