The following United States Universities Debating Championships (USUDC) announcement is made on behalf of the USUDC 2020 Organizational Committee


Good afternoon,

This message is for all individuals who have registered, or are considering registering, for USUDC Chicago.

Earlier today, we made an announcement detailing that the University of Chicago has suspended all activities taking place on campus until April 15, 2020. USUDC is set to take place April 17-20, 2020. We reached out to Derek Bundy, the Associate Director of Event Management at the University of Chicago, and were told that as of now, we are still able to host USUDC 2020 on campus. However, Mr. Bundy recommended that we take things day by day, as the situation remains fluid. Furthermore, in the event that the tournament is restricted from being held on campus, we may have the freedom and opportunity to host the tournament off-site if we manage to secure a space. We will explore this option in the meantime.

We understand that many schools have been given travel restrictions by your institutions, and for that we are very sad to not have you this year. If you have not already, we would appreciate it if you could remove your entry from our Forensicstournament page by the deadline (March 19th, 2020) so we have an understanding of who is able to attend. We also understand that institutions could pull support for domestic travel after that time. In that case, please let us know as soon as possible.

Once again, we understand that your travel plans are outside of your control given the pandemic that is COVID. We are sad that we cannot have people on our campus for this event, but we hope that things improve between now and next month.

We promise to keep you abreast of all announcements related to USUDC as we hear them.


USUDC 2020 Organizational Committee