An Evening with Dan Rather 

How to register for your free tickets

The University at Albany Speaker Series special event with Dan Rather will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019, at the

SEFCU Arena, University at Albany Uptown Campus,

1400 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12222.

This is a University Speakers Series event. Tickets are free, but registration is required. Two per registrant.

Free parking is available in the Dutch Quad parking lots (there will be signage).

Wheelchair-accessible shuttle buses will be available from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. to assist you with getting to/from the arena. Or, if you prefer, it is a short 3-5 minute walk to the venue. 


Shuttle buses will be available from the Dutch Quad lots. See map.

Your safety is our first priority. As you arrive to the SEFCU Arena, you will be greeted by the UAlbany Police Department who will conduct a speedy inspection of all belongings you may have with you.  Large bags, backpacks, and food/beverages including water bottles are prohibited.


For a full list of prohibited items, visit our security policy at

Step-by-step instructions for obtaining free tickets. If you have trouble registering, please contact or 518-442-5549.

  1. Click on (The page will open in a new window.)

  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click on the underlined word login in the sentence “Please login to purchase tickets.”

  3. If you are a member of the general public (including alumni), click on the purple button that says “General Public.” If you are current a faculty member, staff or student, click the other button.

  4. Most members of the general public will need to fill out a “New User Registration.” Unless you have already created a password for previous events (e.g. athletic events or a previous Speaker Series event), please fill out all fields on this page. Note: There is no charge for Dan Rather tickets.

  5. You MUST press the blue button that says “Save” at the bottom of the page.

  6. You will be redirected to a Dan Rather ticket page.

  7. Bottom right corner, select 1 or 2 tickets. (maximum of 2 tickets per registration).

  8. You must press the button that says “Checkout” on this page even though the tickets are free.

  9. You will be taken to a second page that asks if the ticket holders are alumni. You must press “Checkout” (again!) on this page.

  10. You will receive an email with a PDF attachment that contains the tickets.

  11. Click “Print/Save all tickets” to download a PDF of your ticket(s). 

  12. Bring the tickets to SEFCU Arena.

  13. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event begins at 7:30 p.m.