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Obstructed view tickets for the Dalai Lama go on sale Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m.


Due to the tremendous demand for tickets to hear the Dalai Lama speak at the Huntsman Center, Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m., the University of Utah is releasing 3,000 obstructed view seats. Half of the tickets will be available for students, faculty and staff during a pre-sale Wednesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. through Friday, July 31 at 10 a.m. At the end of the pre-sale, the remaining seats along with the other 1,500 will be released to the general public. Pre-sale tickets can only be purchased online at

The obstructed view seats may not have a view of the Dalai Lama, but will have a clear view of a screen on the center jumbotron.

Tickets will be discounted to $5 for U students, with a limit of two per UCard; $15 for faculty and staff, with a limit of two per UCard and $30 for general community, with a limit of two tickets per purchase. Discounts for students, faculty and staff are only available if a UCard has not already been used to buy tickets.

To receive the discount with your UCard, click on the discount link to the right side of the event page and enter your eight-digit uNID as it appears on your UCard (do not enter a “u”). It is strongly advised to set up an account before tickets go on sale to streamline the purchase.

All local proceeds from the event will go the Utah Tibetan Association to fund the Tibetan Community Center, a gathering place to celebrate and encourage the preservation of Tibetan culture.

Because of the popularity of the event, it will be streamed live at