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.
|Full Series Tiers 1 & 2||Full Series Tiers 3 & 4|| |
|Reserved Parking Pass for preferred parking (1 per every 1-3 subscriptions)||X|
|Retain Last Year's Seats||X||X|
|Advance purchase opportunity for individual lecture tickets before they are available for purchase by non-series subscribers||X||X|
|DSS Patron Card from the University Bookstore (provides a 15% discount on most purchases made at the North Campus store)||X||X||X|
|Discount purchase of Books and DVD's authored by our speakers along with access to Book Signing Priority Passes when speakers stay to autograph books||X||X||X|
Pre-Event Mini Programs (approx. 7:00-7:30 p.m.) featuring entertainment or activities for speaker series guest who arrive early
Series Subscriptions are sold out. Individual lecture tickets can still be purchased for most remaining events.
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|| |
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 tickets to the remaining Arena events (includes both the Angela Davis [Feb. 27] and Condoleezza Rice [Apr. 17] events as a package). Get the best tickets available at discounted prices along with other benefits. Subscribers typically save 10% or more.
|2-Pack Arena Subscription Pricing|
|Tier 1||Tier 2|| |
|Speaker||Tier 1||Tier 2|| |
|Joe Biden, 10/25||$68||$62||$52||$32||Ticketmaster|
|Peter Diamandis, 11/14||$58||$46||$34||$18||Ticketfly|
|Lisa Genova, 12/6||$58||$46||$34||$18||Ticketfly|
|Angela Davis, 2/27||$58||$46||$34||$18||Ticketmaster|
|Ronan Farrow, 3/28||$58||$46||$34||$18||SOLD OUT|
|Condoleezza Rice, 4/17||$68||$62||$52||$32||Ticketmaster|
|2-Pack Arena (includes both Davis & Rice)||$110||$96||$75||$44||Ticketmaster|
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.
Starting at 10 a.m. on Mon., Feb. 11th, UB SA-represented students can reserve one ticket per person while supplies last by visiting tickets.sa.buffalo.edu. If you have additional questions regarding the ticketing process please contact the SA Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 350 Student Union, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Starting on Mon., Feb. 18th, UB GSA-represented students can pick up one ticket 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. - 4:30 p.m.).
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.
Every year, UB offers literally thousands of free Distinguished Speakers Series tickets to local high schools and non-profit community service organizations. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis and are only available while supplies last.
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.
Request tickets via link below for:
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|| |
|Joe Biden, 10/25||$61.00||$55.00||$46.00||$28.00|
|Peter Diamandis, 11/14||$52.00||$41.00||$30.00||$16.00|
Lisa Genova, 12/6
|Ronan Farrow, 3/28||$52.00||$41.00||$30.00||$16.00|
|Condoleezza Rice, 4/17||$61.00||$55.00||$46.00||$28.00|
Beginning Wednesday, September 19, groups of 10 or more will have the opportunity to purchase a block of tickets.
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 box offices (not applicable to purchases made through Ticketmaster or Ticketfly):
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.
All speaker honoraria and production expenses for the Distinguished Speakers Series are covered by the following:
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.
The Alumni Arena Box Office (for Subscriptions, Biden, Davis & Rice tickets) is open M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Center for the Arts Box Office (for Diamandis, Genova & Farrow tickets) is open T-F 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.