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Series Subscriptions

You'll save money and guarantee the same seats for all events with a full series subscription to the Distinguished Speakers Series. Subscriptions also make thoughtful gifts for friends, family or clients.

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 postponement or cancellation.

Winston Duke Refunds

We are pleased to announce that the Distinguished Speakers Series lecture featuring Winston Duke has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts on UB’s North Campus. Mr. Duke looks forward to visiting UB after his lecture was postponed last week due to an unforeseen change in his schedule unrelated to COVID-19. 

Tickets issued for the initial lecture date (Oct. 13) will be honored on Nov. 4; guests who have already received tickets do not need to obtain replacement tickets. 

Ticket refund requests can be initiated, by Nov. 1, as follows:

  • Tickets purchased through a series subscription
    • Complete this form to notify UB’s Office of University Events of your ticket refund request.
  • Tickets purchased through
    • Request a refund through your Ticketmaster account.
  • Tickets purchased through UB’s Center for the Arts box office
    • Email or visit the box office during box office hours (Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon – 6:00 p.m.) to initiate your refund. When requesting your refund, please be prepared with your order information, ID, and card used for purchase.

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 lecture tickets for distribution to students
  • Sponsorships directed to the series by our university and community partners
  • The Donald L. Davis Lectureship Fund and the James Fenton Lecture Foundation, two endowments 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.

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