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Tickets for Distinguished Speakers Series

Lecture tickets may be purchased:


Seating Options Series Subscription Cox
Tier 1 (Floor)$248$44$34$60$34$44$60
Tier 2 (100-level)$216$36$28$56$28$36$56
Tier 3 (200-level)$183$30$24$48$24$30$48
General Admission (300-level/and possibly bleachers)$122$20$16$32$16$20$32

Tickets for UB Students

UB undergrads and GSA-represented graduate students are eligible for free tickets (one per student) to all speaker events, while supplies last, as a benefit of SA and GSA sponsorships of the Speakers Series. Graduate students in the following schools/programs are not represented by the Graduate Student Association (GSA): Law, Dental, Medical, MBA and Pharmacy P1-4. Students in the following programs are also not represented by SA/GSA: Intensive English Program and the Gifted Math Program.

Information on how, when and where eligible UB students may access a free ticket will be posted here prior to each lecture as it is coming up.


Contributing Series Sponsors, United University Professions (UUP); TIAA-CREF; the UB Alumni Association; and the UB Office of Donor Relations, are offering discount vouchers that provide significant cost savings on series subscription and individual lecture ticket purchases. Discount vouchers are recognized only at the Alumni Arena Ticket Office (not applicable to purchases made thru TicketMaster):

Educational Outreach Program: Free Distinguished Speakers Series Tickets for Local Schools and Community Organizations

The University at Buffalo is committed to enriching the lives of our local communities through our lecture programs. That's why UB often offers free Distinguished Speakers Series tickets to local high schools and community groups. The Educational Outreach Program is sponsored by:

Affiliate Series Sponsor Hodgson Russ LLP
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
The Buffalo News

The Program is able to make free tickets available for the following lectures:

Registration for free tickets will be made available on a lecture to lecture basis. Get the latest information.

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Group Orders

If you are purchasing 10 or more tickets for a particular event, you are eligible for a group discount. To obtain a group order form reflecting group discount pricing, please contact UB Special Events at 716-645-6147.

Book Clubs

Please contact the Office of Special Events at 645-6148 to augment your Book Club's Group Order.

Returns & Exchanges

The Special Events office has a no-refund-or-exchange policy for tickets purchased for any Distinguished Speakers lecture. However, refunds or exchanges will be honored in the event of a lecture cancellation.

Series Support/Funding

All speaker honoraria and production expenses for the series are covered by the following: ticket sales; support provided voluntarily by student governments using their student activity fees to purchase large blocks of tickets for each of the lectures for free distribution to students; sponsorships directed to the series by our university and community partners; and the Donald L. Davis Lectureship Fund, an endowment created exclusively to support the series. No state funds, research foundation funds, tuition dollars, or general gifts to the university or UB Foundation are used to support the program.

Special Events | 352 Fargo Quad, Bldg. 4 | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, NY 14261-0050 | Tel: (716) 645-6147 | Fax: (716) 645-2801 | Director: William J. Regan | E-Mail: Conference Services (Management and Registration) | Distinguished Speakers Series | Special Events