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Registration FAQs

The Graduate School is proud to host public lectures for the community. Below you will find responses to general questions and concerns related to registering for and attending a Graduate School public lecture. Be sure to check event listings and your registration confirmation for specific information and details.

How many tickets may I purchase per event?

Individuals may purchase up to 4 tickets per lecture. If you are an educator who wants to reserve seats for a class, please contact us.

Did my registration go through? Where’s my receipt?

After you place an order, an email confirmation will be sent to the address provided during purchase. If you don’t see this confirmation in your inbox, be sure to check your junk or spam email folders. If you still don’t see it, contact us and we’ll get it sorted out!

How do I get my tickets?

All ticketing information will be included in your initial confirmation email. We will also send you a registration reminder email the week of the event that includes any information you will need to know.

If I can’t attend, how do I cancel my reservation?

If you need to cancel or change your reservation, please follow the directions in your confirmation email. Still having trouble? Contact us with your reservation information and we will cancel it for you.

The event is sold out online—is there a waitlist I can join? 

Standby Policy

If an event is sold out, as a courtesy, the Graduate School will offer standby seating. Any remaining unclaimed seats within 15 minutes of lecture start time will be offered to our guests in the standby line on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note there is no guarantee of admission to the public lecture for those in the standby line.

Where do I check-in? 

Please bring a copy of your confirmation email to the event. Registered but don’t have your confirmation email on hand? Please visit the check-in table outside the lecture hall to gain access to the lecture.

How do I get to the lecture? Where do I park? 

Our lectures are located at Town Hall Seattle, which is centrally located in the First Hill neighborhood at 1119 8th Ave (at the corner of 8th Avenue and Seneca Street) is served by frequent bus routes, near access to light rail stations, and close to a number of parking options – including discounted parking at LAZ Parking (6th Ave Hilton Garage).

Learn how to plan your visit here.

Is the event being recorded? 

Graduate School Public Lectures are audio recorded and are made available for in-library use only in the UW Media Arcade. Select lectures are available on our YouTube channel, some for a limited time after the lecture. Please note that processing time for audio recordings may take up to 4 months.