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.

Health and Safety

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will no longer be required to attend events at UB.

Effective immediately, spectators do not need to show a vaccination card upon entering sporting events at UB Stadium or Alumni Arena, or to attend cultural events at the Center for the Arts and Slee Hall.

This also applies to students and guests attending commencement ceremonies in May.

Masks are no longer required at UB events, either, part of an earlier decision to lift that mandate for most campus settings on March 5, based on updated guidance from the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.