NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - With everything going on at the Belmont University campus for the Presidential Debate, hundreds of students are staying at a nearby hotel.

Yesterday, the university moved about 500 students whose dorms are within the security perimeter to the Opryland Hotel.

“I think with everything that was going on, especially like a week before the debate, it got kind of chaotic. They put up a lot of fences and there’s just security everywhere. So I think people are okay with kind of getting away,” says Zac Shaffer, a Freshman at Belmont.

The university also is setting up a debate watch party for students at the hotel. The students are expected to return to campus late Thursday night or early Friday morning. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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