Universities in Ohio, St. Louis and Las Vegas have been chosen to host the 2016 presidential debates, while a university in Virginia will host the vice presidential debate. 

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the sites Wednesday. They were among more than a dozen schools and cities that submitted bids in April to host the 2016 debates. 

The first presidential debate next year will be Sept. 26 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Washington University in St. Louis will host the second presidential debate on Oct. 9, followed by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Oct. 19. 

Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, will host the vice presidential debate on Oct. 4. 

The commission has sponsored the official presidential and vice presidential debates since 1988.