Where to watch the Republican debate on campus



Alex Hanson

Republican candidates for president will descend on Denver at 7 p.m. Wednesday for the primetime debate hosted by CNBC.

Students have three options to watch the debate on campus Wednesday night. 

College Republicans watch party

  • WHAT: ISU College Republicans watch party
  • WHEN: Students can begin to arrive at 6 p.m. Wednesday
  • WHERE: 127 Curtiss Hall, Leonard and Evelyn Dolezal Auditorium

NextGen Climate nonpartisan watch party

  • WHAT: NextGen Climate Iowa Nonpartisan Republican debate watch party
  • WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
  • WHERE: 305 Carver

Hamilton Hall watch party with discussion

  • WHAT: Republican presidential debate watch party and discussion
  • WHEN: Students can begin to arrive at 6 p.m. Wednesday
  • WHERE: Hamilton Hall room 172

The Hamilton Hall watch party will include light refreshments. A discussion will take place after the watch party and will be led by Dianne Bystrom, director of the Carrie Chapman-Catt Center; Kelly Winfrey, assistant professor of journalism and communication; Ben Crosby, associate professor of English and speech communication; and Steffen Schmidt, university professor of political science.

CNBC will host the debate, which includes a 5 p.m. undercard debate with Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham and George Pataki.

The primetime debate will include Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Rand Paul.

Along with watching on television, you can watch on CNBC.com or on CNBC’s Apple and Android apps, which require a cable or satellite subscription to access.

Read the Iowa State Daily following the debate and Thursday’s print edition for a recap of the debate, along with reaction from ISU students and political experts.