Students at the University of Texas at Arlington will watch the first 2012 Presidential Debate on a jumbo screen. The event, to be held at the campus university center, will include live text polling and a voter registration table.
Students, who recently attended the GOP and Democratic national conventions, will share their experiences.
Lauren Devoll, a UTA student who attended the GOP convention, said the event will feature pre and post surveys to see if or how opinions change during the debate.
"We are getting a temperature of who the student community is," said Devoll, who is also vice president of UTA's Honors College Council. The council is hosting the debate watch. Victoria Farrar-Myers, a UTA political science professor, will be assessing the survey results.
Debate watches are planned at other Texas colleges, including Texas A&M University.
For more coverage of how the presidential election is being followed on college campuses, check out the Star-Telegram's report on first-time voters.