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

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.

Coming Soon

More information about series subscriptions will be available as soon as we announce the series lineup.

Individual Events - Seating & Prices

Coming Soon

More information about individual lecture tickets will be available as soon as we announce the series lineup.

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

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 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. 


All offers are completed at this time. Please check back next season for more opportunities.
  • Joe Biden – registration for this event ended on Sept. 13.
  • Angela Davis – registration for this event ended on Feb. 11.
  • Condoleezza Rice – registration for this event ended on Apr. 1.

Group Ticketing

Group Sales

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

Coming Soon

More information about group ticket purchases will be available as soon as we announce the series lineup.

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.