US President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shake hands following the second presidential debate at the David Mack Center at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 16, 2012, moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley (Photo credit TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - A small Florida college is awaiting its moment in the spotlight as the host of the final presidential debate.
Lynn University in Boca Raton is being transformed from a little-known school to the site of one of the most high-profile events of the campaign.
Landing Monday's event has done more than bring attention to the campus for a single night. Improvements have been made around the college, dozens of debate-themed courses have been added, and virtually every facet of student life from dorms to the bookstore has been affected by the big event.
Landing a presidential debate requires painstaking adherence to a lengthy checklist, not to mention millions of dollars. Officials say what set Lynn apart wasn't name recognition, but a willingness from administrators to transform campus life.