Media Advisory: UB police to host 10:30 a.m. media briefing today on Biden event

Release Date: October 25, 2018 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo interim police chief Chris Bartolomei will discuss security measures regarding former Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the university tonight.

When: 10:30 a.m. today (Oct. 25).

Where: Bissell Hall on North Campus:

On-site media contact: Doug Sitler, university communications, 716-984-7595.

The university is implementing significant security measures used during visits by very prominent guest speakers to campus. It also will be taking extra precautions because of recent targeting of political figures.  

Approximately 6,500 people are expected to attend the speech, which will occur at 7:30 p.m. at Alumni Arena.

The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for ticketed patrons. Prior to that, the venue will be subjected to a security sweep to ensure the safety of all those in attendance. All attendees will be required to pass through metal detectors and all coats and large bags will be searched.

Attendees should plan to arrive early due to the security measures.

Biden’s appearance is part of the university’s annual Distinguished Speakers Series, which for the past 30 years has brought to the university prominent authors, scientists, activists and politicians to discuss cultural and societal issues.

More info about UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series is available at

Media Contact Information

Media Relations (University Communications)
330 Crofts Hall (North Campus)
Buffalo, NY 14260-7015
Tel: 716-645-6969