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Tickets for Distinguished Speakers Series

Series Subscriptions (ordering the entire series as a package)

The purchase period for 2013-14 series subscriptions has now passed. However, you may still purchase tickets to individual lectures while supplies last (please see below).

Individual Lecture Tickets

Individual lecture tickets are available for purchase through the following means:



Date/Seating Options:Tier 1
AA: Floor
CFA: Front Orch
Tier 2
CFA: Rear Orch
Tier 3
AA: 200-level
CFA: Balcony
Series Subscription - AllSOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT N.A.
9/25 Kaku $28$24 $22 $16
10/23 Undergrad Student Choice Speaker SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
11/13 Gladwell $42 $38 $32$24
2/26 Berry & Nash $28 $24 $22 N.A.
3/26 Gupta $42 $38 $32$24
4/26 Blaine $56 $50 $44 $30

Tickets for UB Students

UB SA 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: English as a Second Language and the Gifted Math Program.

Prior to each speaker event, information will be posted here explaining when and where students may access tickets.


Contributing Series Sponsors, the United University Professions (UUP) and TIAA-CREF, along with the UB Alumni Association and the UB Office of Donor Relations are offering discount vouchers that provide significant cost savings on lecture ticket purchases. Discount vouchers are recognized only at the Alumni Arena Ticket Office and Center for the Arts Ticket Office (not through Tickets.com or TicketMaster):

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

The University at Buffalo is committed to nourishing and enriching the lives of our local communities. That's why UB often offers free Distinguished Speakers Series tickets to local high schools and community groups. These free tickets are made possible with the help of Affiliate Series Sponsor Hodgson Russ LLP. Learn how UB is making a local impact External Site Link Icon . Learn which lectures this community ticket program applies to and register your request.

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 716-645-3662 or 716-645-8641.

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.

Getting to UB

For directions and maps of UB's North Campus:

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