The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ
Preferred Packages
Season Packages
V.I.P. Packages

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 Maverick Speakers Series events. Go to and follow the directions to print out your tickets. Limit two tickets per person.
What if I can't print my ticket off the utatickets website?
If you have trouble printing out your tickets, please contact the UTA Box Office at 817-272-9595 or
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?
General admission seating is first-come, first-served; preferred, season, and V.I.P. packages provide seats in a reserved section at the front of the venue. When the event is sold out, the website will no longer permit you to claim or buy 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 website. 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, photographs are permitted at Maverick Speakers Series events. Audio and/or video recording are not allowed.
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! Season tickets are available for $200, which is a $50 discount if you were to buy all five tickets separately. See the below season ticket FAQ for more information.
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?
You may sit wherever you choose in the preferred package reserved seating area.
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?
While tickets are nonrefundable, all benefits are fully transferable. Feel free to give your preferred package ticket 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.
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 $50?
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 $50 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

Season Package FAQ

What benefits do I receive as a season ticket holder?
You receive the same benefits as a preferred ticket holder, at a $50 discount for the price of all five lectures.
How many season tickets can I purchase?
There is no limit to the number of season tickets you can purchase.
When I purchase a season ticket, how will I receive it?
Once your payment is processed, your season tickets will be sent to you via email as a PDF attachment.
What if I lose my season ticket?
Because your tickets will be mailed as a PDF, you can print them out whenever you want. If you delete or misplace the email, you can reprint your ticket by going to and clicking “Manage my account.” You may also contact the Box Office for assistance at 817-272-9595.
What if one of the scheduled lectures is canceled?
We will refund you the prorated ticket price, which equals $40.
What if I purchase a season ticket, but can’t attend one of the lectures?
We will not be able to refund your ticket in this instance. However, benefits are transferable, so feel free to give your ticket to a friend.
If I want to bring a guest, do they have to purchase a ticket as well? Will they be able to sit with me?
Your single season ticket purchase is equal to one ticket per lecture. Your friend will have to purchase a preferred ticket in order to sit with you in the reserved seating area for preferred package and season ticket holders.

V.I.P. Package FAQ

For questions about the V.I.P. package and its benefits, please contact Mark Lavelle at or 817-272-5235.