Info Sessions/Meetings/Practices – First 3 Weeks of Fall Term

Meetings and practices are scheduled for new and prospective member so the Debate Union, as well as for returning students. These are the meetings/practices/classes for the first 3 weeks of the semester. They are designated as MT (meeting), CL (Speech 61 class, for enrolled students), and PR (practice). TR designates a tournament. Attend any one of each like-titled event. Events are listed by dates and also grouped and listed by category.

Events by Date

MT – Monday, August 24, 5-5:45 PM – CCDU Intern Meeting
MT – Tuesday, August 25, 4:30-5:20 PM – Weekly CCDU Meeting (for all intercollegiate debaters)

CL – Tuesday, August 25, 6-7:30 PM – Speech 61 – for students enrolled in the Debate and Public Argument course
MT – Tuesday, August 25, 8-8:30 PM – CCDU Info – for students interesting in learning about or joining the Claremont Colleges Debate Union
MT – Wednesday, August 26, 6-7 PM – CCDU Returns – activities for returning members of the CCDU
MT – Wednesday, August 26, 7-8:30 PM – Intro to BP Debating – for new members interested in learning the popular intercollegiate British Parliamentary debate format
MT – Thursday, August 27, 4:30-6 PM – Intro to BP Debating – for new members interested in learning the popular intercollegiate British Parliamentary debate format
MT – Saturday, August 29, 1-1:30 PM – CCDU Info – for students interesting in learning about or joining the Claremont Colleges Debate Union
Saturday, August 29, 2-3:30 PM – Intro to BP Debating – for new members interested in learning the popular intercollegiate British Parliamentary debate format
MT – Monday, August 31, 4:15-5:00 PM – CCDU Intern Meeting
MT – Monday, August 31, 5-6 PM – CCDU Returns – activities for returning members of the CCDU
MT – Tuesday, September 1, 4:30-5:20 PM – Weekly CCDU Meeting (for all intercollegiate debaters)

CL – Tuesday, September 1, 6-7:30 PM – Speech 61 – for students enrolled in the Debate and Public Argument course
MT – Tuesday, September 1, 8-8:30 PM – CCDU Info – for students interesting in learning about or joining the Claremont Colleges Debate Union
PR – Wednesday, September 2, 4:30-6:30 PM – CCDU Debate Practice, BP format – Returning/Experienced debaters
PR – Thursday, September 3, 4:30-6:30 PM – CCDU Debate Practice, BP format – Returning/Experienced debaters
MT – Friday, September 4, 12-1:15 PM – PDP Outreach Training/Certification
MT – Friday, September 4, 1:15-2:30 PM – Intro to Alternate Debate Formats – Social Justice, Lafayette, International Humanitarian Law, etc.
PR – Friday, September 4, 2:00-3:30 PM – CCDU Debate Practice, BP format – New/Inexperienced debaters
PR – Friday, September 4, 3:30-5:00 PM – CCDU Debate Practice, BP format – New/Inexperienced debaters
MT – Tuesday, September 8, 4:30-5:20 PM – Weekly CCDU Meeting (for all intercollegiate debaters)

CL – Tuesday, September 8 , 6-7:30 PM – Speech 61 – for students enrolled in the Debate and Public Argument course
PR – Tuesday, September 8, 8-10 PM – CCDU Debate Practice, BP format – Any and all levels of experience

MT – Wednesday, September 9, 4:30-5 PM – CCDU Info – for students interesting in learning about or joining the Claremont Colleges Debate Union
MT – Wednesday, September 9, 5:15-6:00 PM – Professional Communication Event Introduction
PR – Wednesday, September 9, 6-8 PM – CCDU Debate Practice, BP format – Any and all levels of experience
MT – Thursday, September 10, 11-12:30 PM – PDP Outreach Training/Certification
MT – Thursday, September 10, 4:30-6:30 PM – Intro to BP Debating/Intro to Alternate Debate Formats (e.g., Social Justice) – for new members interested in learning competitive formats for 2020-21
TR – Saturday, September 12 – MSPDP Online Tournament

TR – Sunday, September 13 – HSPDP Online Tournament

Events by Category

Intern Meetings
Monday, August 24, 5-5:45 PM
Monday, August 31, 4:15-5:00 PM

Weekly Debate Meetings
Tuesday, August 25, 4:30-5:20 PM
Tuesday, September 1, 4:30-5:20 PM
Tuesday, September 8 , 4:30-5:20 PM

Speech 61 Classes
Tuesday, August 25, 6-7:30 PM
Tuesday, September 1, 6-7:30 PM
Tuesday, September 8 , 6-7:30 PM

New/Prospective Members – CCDU Info Sessions
Tuesday, August 25, 8-8:30 PM
Saturday, August 29, 1-1:30 PM
Tuesday, September 1, 8-8:30 PM
Wednesday, September 9, 4:30-5 PM

Returning Debaters – CCDU Info Sessions 
Wednesday, August 26, 6-7 PM
Monday, August 31, 5-6 PM

Intro to British Parliamentary Debating
Wednesday, August 26, 7-8:30 PM
Thursday, August 27, 4:30-6 PM
Saturday, August 29, 2-3:30 PM
Thursday, September 10, 4:30-6:30 PM (this session also includes and introduction to alternate debating formats)

Intro to Alternate Debate Formats
Friday, September 4, 1:15-2:30 PM

Debate Practice
Wednesday, September 2, 4:30-6:30 PM (for returning/experienced debaters – anyone may observe)
Thursday, September 3, 4:30-6:30 PM (for returning/experienced debaters – anyone may observe)
Friday, September 4, 2:00-3:30 PM (for new/inexperienced debaters)
Friday, September 4, 3:30-5:00 PM (for new/inexperienced debaters)
Tuesday, September 8, 8-10 PM (for debaters of any experience level)
Wednesday, September 9, 6-8 PM (for debaters of any experience level)

Outreach Training/Certification (required to participate in debate outreach programming)
Friday, September 4, 12-1:15 PM
Thursday, September 10, 11-12:30 PM

Professional Communication Events Introduction (getting started in varied CCDU programs, including public affairs podcasts, deliberative book club, Presidential DebateWatches, Pentagonal Debates, academic conference, etc.)
Wednesday, September 9, 5:15-6:00 PM

Outreach Tournaments (full day events administering and judging at online competitions – likely 9 AM-4 PM)
Saturday, September 12 – Middle School PDP Online Tournament
Sunday, September 13 – High School PDP Online Tournament

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