The 68th U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry will address the University of Virginia, founded by the nation’s first Secretary of State, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. in Old Cabell Hall. A limited number of tickets will be allocated by lottery to University students, faculty and staff. Due to limited space, those who are not current University students, faculty or staff are not eligible to enter. To enter your name in the ticket lottery, members of the University community must submit their name, contact information and other details, using a lottery web entry form.
ONLY ONE TICKET WILL BE AWARDED PER WINNING ENTRY. EACH STUDENT, FACULTY MEMBER OR STAFF MEMBER MAY SUBMIT A TICKET ENTRY ONLY ONCE. TICKETS ARE NOT TRANSFERRABLE.
The web lottery form will be available between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18.
Fill out a ticket entry form. NetBadge login or University ID and password required to access entry form.
Those whose names are selected will be notified by email by noon on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Tickets for those who have received notice of selection may be picked up at the University Arts Box Office, in the lobby of the Drama Building at 109 Culbreth Road, between noon and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. A University ID will be required to pick up tickets.
EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES
Doors to Old Cabell Hall will open for ticketed entry at 9 a.m. and will close at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20. A ticket and a University ID will both be required to enter the venue. All ticketed guests must pass through a security screening. The following items are prohibited in Old Cabell Hall for the event: personal belongings including backpacks, computers, large purses, briefcases, books, portfolios, large cameras (small point and shoot cameras are allowed), video cameras, and umbrellas. Security personnel reserve the right to prohibit additional items as deemed necessary. Once inside the building, guests will not be allowed to exit and return for any reason. Cellphones must be silenced during the event.
Fire code restrictions determine the placement of television cameras and still photography personnel at positions that provide adequate power without obstructing access to exits.
Because of the presence of historic columns in Old Cabell Hall and the required placement of TV crews some seating will have obstructed views during the event.
REMOTE VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES
Because seating in Old Cabell Hall is limited and demand for tickets is great, the University will provide remote viewing for the Kerry speech at Alumni Hall, 211 Emmet St. South. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 10 a.m. Parking information forthcoming.