Health & Safety

Your safety is our first priority. In order to ensure all guests have a safe and enjoyable time, we have implemented the following safety procedures for all UB Distinguished Speakers Series events.


For our first distinguished speaker event on Oct. 13, attendees will be required to show proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. For our Nov. 16 speaker event and onwards, attendees will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. A vaccination card, a photo of a vaccination card, an Excelsior Pass or a digital vaccine card are all acceptable. Attendees should be prepared to show photo ID as well. Face coverings continue to be required for all inside campus buildings. For children under 12 who are not vaccinated, they still may be admitted with a ticket, but must be masked at all times. View the announcement of this policy and check UB's website regularly for the latest health & safety guidelines

Security and Prohibited Items

Bag Policy

Bags larger than 12”x12”x6”, including backpacks and oversized purses, will not be permitted into the Center for the Arts; guests with oversized bags will be asked to return their bag to their vehicle. Bags that are admissible by the size criterion will be searched.

Security Check

Guests will be greeted upon entry by security personnel who will conduct a speedy inspection of all belongings. Guests may also be asked to unfasten any outerwear. Guests are advised to allow themselves a few extra minutes to pass thru the security check.

Prohibited Items

  • Bags over 12"x12"x6"
  • Food/beverages/alcohol
  • Umbrellas (except the small, collapsible kind)
  • Weapons
  • Illegal drugs and/or related paraphernalia
  • Laser objects
  • Signs/sticks
  • Flags/banners
  • Balloons
  • Beach balls
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Voice amplifiers
  • Noise-making devices
  • Animals not trained to perform a service or task for attendees with accessibility needs.
  • Any item that in the judgment of venue management, may pose a safety hazard or diminish the enjoyment of an event by other guests.