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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

Have a question about the Maverick Speakers Series? You can probably find the answer here. If not, contact Community Relations at and we'll find it for you.

How much do these lectures cost?
All events in the Maverick Speakers Series are free and open to anyone.
Since they're free, do I need a ticket?
Tickets are required for admission to most Maverick Speakers Series events. Go to and follow the directions to print out as many tickets as you need.
What if I can't print my ticket off the utatickets website?
If you have trouble printing out your tickets, please contact Jamie Webb at
How soon can I get my tickets before an event?
Tickets are typically available online about 2-3 weeks before a scheduled event.
Are there reserved seats?
Seating is general admission and first-come, first-served. When the event is sold out, the Web site will no longer permit you to reserve tickets. If you can still print out a ticket, then there are still seats available.
Can I get my tickets at the door?
To guarantee your seat, you should acquire your tickets in advance through the Web site. On the night of the event, tickets will be available at the auditorium only if space permits.
Is parking free for Maverick Speakers Series events? Where can I park?
No permit is required to park at UT Arlington for evening events (for most spaces). Ample handicapped parking is available near every facility. See a map of the campus (PDF).
May I bring my copy of the speaker's book for signing after the lecture?
Many events in the Maverick Speakers Series include a book-signing. If so, you may bring a book with you. However, for your convenience, books will be sold on site before and after the lecture while supplies last. Prices vary, and cash, personal checks, and debit/credit cards will be accepted.
May I photograph the speaker?
Unless otherwise indicated by the lecturer's contract, cameras are permitted at Maverick Speakers Series events. Audio and/or video recording devices are not.
I use a wheelchair. Can I please have some assistance getting into the lecture hall?
If you need special accommodations to fully enjoy a Maverick Speakers Series event, please contact Community Relations at

Preferred Packages FAQ

Who can buy a Preferred Package?
Anyone. Preferred Packages are sold on a first-come, first-served basis regardless of one’s association with UT Arlington. Preferred packages are available exclusively at
How many are Preferred Packages are available for each event?
It will vary depending on the event. Certain speakers will sell out more quickly and will attract larger audiences. At each event, we will accommodate as many guests wishing to purchase a Preferred package as possible. When we are sold out, packages will no longer be available and guests should secure general admission tickets, if available.
When I purchase a Preferred Package on the website, how do I receive it?
Once your purchase is final, you will download your ticket and parking pass, print them out, and bring them with you to the lecture. We cannot scan tickets off smart phones, iPads, etc., and we will not have your ticket at our box office or will-call window. You must download and print out your ticket and parking pass.
What if I lose my ticket or have trouble printing it out?
If any issues arise with your tickets, please call the box office at 817-272-9595 for assistance.
Instead of buying a Preferred Package for each individual event, can I get just a season ticket and come to them all?
We certainly hope that you’ll come to each event! But all Maverick Speakers Series event tickets—including preferred packages—will become available about 2-3 weeks before a scheduled event, in general. They are not available in season ticket form.
I want to bring someone with me to hear a speaker. Do we each need a Package, or can my guest come in with me?
Your Preferred Package includes one ticket for you. Your guest must have his or her own ticket to gain admission. You may purchase a preferred package for your guest, or your guest may purchase his or her own. If your guest has a free general admission ticket and not a preferred package ticket, he or she will not be permitted to sit in the reserved seating section.
If I have a Preferred Package ticket, may I sit wherever I choose?
Each preferred ticket will have an assigned seat number, and we ask that you sit in that assigned seat to avoid confusion. If you purchase multiple packages at once, your seats will be together. If you purchase one package then log on later to purchase another, it’s possible that your seat will not be together.
How many parking passes do I get with a Preferred Package?
There are a limited number of parking places available in our reserved lot, and many of our guests choose to carpool to Maverick Speakers Series events. Therefore, as a rule, you will be given one parking pass for every two packages that you purchase. If you need additional parking for a guest with a preferred ticket, simply call the box office at 817-272-9595 and we will accommodate you.
I’ve always enjoyed the free tickets to Maverick Speakers Series events. Are the free tickets still available?
Absolutely! Nothing is changing with regard to free tickets to our events. If you want to attend a lecture but are not interested in receiving the benefits of a Preferred Package, you may get a free ticket at as always.
What happens if I purchase a Preferred Package but then can’t attend the lecture? Is my ticket and money wasted?
No. All benefits are fully transferrable, so feel free to give your preferred package to a friend.
Can I buy a Preferred Package when I arrive for the lecture that night?
No. All preferred packages must be purchased online at Generally, preferred packages will be available beginning 2-3 weeks before a scheduled lecture, until supplies last. They will no longer be available 24 hours before a lecture. On the day of a lecture, only the free general admission tickets will be available online, if supplies last.
The details of the Preferred Package only mention perks related to Texas Hall. But what if the lecture is held someplace else?
Our intent is to use Texas Hall as the venue for Maverick Speakers Series events whenever possible. However, some events may be too large for Texas Hall, or scheduling conflicts may arise. If a series event is held in another venue, similar benefits will be given for preferred guests at that venue.
When I purchase a Preferred Package, I get front-of-line access to book-signings. But what if a speaker doesn’t do a book-signing?
We try to include a book-signing with as many lectures as possible so that our guests may interact with our speakers. However, some speakers’ schedules do not permit them to do a book-signing. In most cases, whether or not a particular speaker will sign books will be communicated on this website in advance of an event. There is no substitute benefit if a speaker does not do a book-signing.
When I purchase a Preferred Package, what happens to my $25?
It will help UT Arlington continue to secure high-profile thought-leaders for the Maverick Speakers Series.
Since I’m giving to UT Arlington, is my $25 tax-deductible?
No. According to IRS regulations, you are buying a product, not making a donation. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Maverick Speakers Series or anything else at UT Arlington, please visit