Tickets

Ready to see some of the world’s most fascinating people in person? You can buy tickets to individual events—or get a subscription and guarantee you won’t miss any of this season’s most memorable moments.

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Full Series Subscription - Seating & Prices

Many events are quickly sold out, but when you buy a subscription you’re guaranteed tickets to see every speaker. A subscription is often more affordable than you think, especially if you’re already attending a few events throughout the year.  Series subscribers typically save 10% or more.

Series Subscription Pricing
  Tier 1 Tier 2

Tier 3

General Admission
Full Series $264 $225 $178 $120 - SOLD OUT

Seating Options:  All events start at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Arena [AA]
Tier 1:  Alumni Arena - Floor
Tier 2:  Alumni Arena - 100-level
Tier 3:  Alumni Arena - 200-level
General Admission:  Alumni Arena - 300-level/possibly Bleachers

Full Series Subscriptions SOLD OUT

Series Subscriptions are sold out. Individual lecture tickets can still be purchased for any of our remaining events.

Spring Series Mini Subscription - Seating & Prices

If you weren't able to take advantage of purchasing a full series subscription for all six programs in this years series, here's a chance to purchase a mini series subscription for our three Spring speakers, starting Nov. 28. Get the best tickets available at discounted prices along with other benefits. Series subscribers typically save 10% or more.

Spring Series Mini Subscription Pricing
  Tier 1 Tier 2

Tier 3

General Admission
Spring Series $123 $103 $79 $41

Seating Options:  All events start at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Arena [AA]
Tier 1:  Alumni Arena - Floor
Tier 2:  Alumni Arena - 100-level
Tier 3:  Alumni Arena - 200-level
General Admission:  Alumni Arena - 300-level/possibly Bleachers

No other discounts apply.

Purchase Spring Series Mini Subscription Package

Spring Series Mini Subscriptions can be purchased in person at the Alumni Arena box office (M-F, 9 a.m-5 p.m.), online through Ticketmaster, or by using the form below (fax or mail).

(return by mail, fax, etc.)

Individual Events - Seating & Prices

Speaker Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 General Admission
Malala Yousafzai, 9/19 - SOLD OUT $68 $58 $48 $38
Theresa Payton, 10/18 $42 $36 $28 $18

Jesse Williams, 11/18

$42 $36 $28 $18

Susan Rice, 2/28

$42 $36 $28 $18
James Balog, 4/12 $42 $36 $28 $18
Alan Alda, 5/2 $58 $48 $38 $24

Seating Options:  All events at Alumni Arena [AA]
Tier 1:  Alumni Arena - Floor
Tier 2:  Alumni Arena - 100-level
Tier 3:  Alumni Arena - 200-level
General Admission:  Alumni Arena - 300-level/possibly Bleachers

Purchase Individual Lecture Tickets

Free Tickets for UB Students

UB undergrads and GSA-represented graduate students are eligible for free tickets 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.

How to Get Free Student Tickets

Susan Rice

UB Undergraduate Students

Starting on Jan. 31, UB SA-represented students can pick up one ticket per person while supplies last by visiting the SBI Ticket Office Office - 221 Student Union, North Campus (M-F, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

UB Graduate Students

Starting on Jan. 31, UB GSA-represented students can pick up tickets, up to two per UB ID, while supplies last by visiting one of the SBI Ticket Offices - 221 Student Union, North Campus (M-F, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or 135 Diefendorf Hall, South Campus (M-F, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.).

Other Upcoming Speakers

Tickets for eligible students will be provided lecture-to-lecture.  Information on how, when and where eligible UB students may access free tickets will be posted here prior to each upcoming lecture.

WNY Educational Outreach Program

Free Tickets for Local High Schools & Community Organizations

Every year, UB offers literally thousands of free Distinguished Speakers Series tickets to local high schools and non-profit community service organizations.

Tickets are offered through the UB Educational Outreach Program, which is sponsored by Hodgson Russ LLP, Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative and The Buffalo News. 

NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS

Request tickets via link below for:
  • Susan Rice – ticket requests can be submitted 1/16/18-2/14/18

HIGH SCHOOLS ONLY

Request tickets via links below for:
  • James Balog – ticket requests can be submitted 3/1/18-3/29/18
  • Alan Alda – ticket requests can be submitted 3/26/18-4/25/18

COMPLETED OFFERS:

  • Theresa Payton – registration for this event ended on Oct. 4
  • Jesse Williams – registration for this event ended on Nov. 6
  • Susan Rice – registrtaion for this event ended on Feb. 14

Group Ticketing

Group Sales

If you are purchasing 10 or more tickets for a particular event, you are eligible for a group discount.

Group Ticket Pricing
Speaker Tier 1 Tier 2

Tier 3

General Admission
Malala Yousafzai, 9/19 - SOLD OUT $61.00 $52.00 $43.00 $34.00
Theresa Payton, 10/18 $37.50 $32.00 $25.00 $16.00

Jesse Williams, 11/18

$37.50 $32.00 $25.00 $16.00

Susan Rice, 2/28

$37.50 $32.00 $25.00 $16.00
James Balog, 4/12 $37.50 $32.00 $25.00 $16.00
Alan Alda, 5/2 $52.00 $43.00 $34.00 $21.50

Seating Options:  All events start at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Arena [AA]
Tier 1:  Alumni Arena - Floor
Tier 2:  Alumni Arena - 100-level
Tier 3:  Alumni Arena - 200-level
General Admission:  Alumni Arena - 300-level/possibly Bleachers

Group Orders

Orders for all programs except Malala Yousafzai may be placed using the group order form. Order forms can be submitted to the Alumni Arena Box Office in person (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.), by mail or by fax. Payment in full is due at the time of order placement.

Discounts

UB Affiliates

Contributing Series Sponsors, United University Professions (UUP), TIAA, 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 box office (not applicable to purchases made through TicketMaster or Tickets.com):

Refunds and Exchanges

The University 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.

Support and Funding

All speaker honoraria and production expenses for the Distinguished Speakers 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
  • 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.

Sponsors are listed throughout this website, where appropriate.