UAlbany Speaker Series
UAlbany Speaker Series
UAlbany's Speaker Series events are held in the SEFCU Arena which is located on our Uptown Campus.
Map coordinates are 42°40′54″N 73°49′42″W, or use "UAlbany SEFCU Arena" in Google maps.
From the north
Take the Northway (I-87) south to Exit 1E onto I-90 east (Albany/Boston), then Exit 2 (Washington Ave/UAlbany) which leads right into UAlbany.
From the south
Take the Thruway north to Exit 24. After the tollbooths, go onto I-90 east towards Boston to Exit 2 (Washington Ave/UAlbany) which leads right into UAlbany.
From the east
Take I-90 west (towards Buffalo) to Exit 2 (Fuller Rd/UAlbany). At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Fuller Road. At the next traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto the Washington Avenue ramp, then merge onto Washington Avenue at the traffic light. The UAlbany will be on your right.
From the west
Take the Thruway east to Exit 24. After the tollbooths, go onto I-90 east towards Boston to Exit 2 (Washington Ave/UAlbany) which leads right into UAlbany.
Once on campus, follow the Speaker Series event signage to the designated parking area.
Free parking for the Speaker Series is available on a first come, first served basis in the SEFCU Arena Parking Lot and the Dutch Quad Lot.
Wheelchair-accessible shuttle buses will be available from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. to assist you with getting to/from the Dutch Quad Lot and the Arena. Or, if you prefer, it is a short 5 minute walk to the venue.
Accessible seating and other reasonable accommodations are available for individuals with disabilities and/or injuries. Should you require special arrangements beyond what is listed below, please contact the Office of University Events.
A limited number of handicapped parking spaces for vehicles with a state-issued tag will be available in the small lot adjacent to the arena bus turnaround. The turnaround is also a desirable drop-off area, and the preferable entry point for guests with special needs as there is an outdoor ramp that leads up to the buildings.
The SEFCU Arena is ADA compliant, offering elevator service, accessible restrooms and seating. Accessible seating is available along the arena floor (where two guests are allowed to accompany the guest) and at the lobby level (where one guest is allowed).
Live captioning of the event will be provided in the Stuyvesant Plaza scoreboard.
Service animals are permitted, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
For Your Safety
Your safety is our first priority. As you arrive to the SEFCU Arena, you will be greeted by the UAlbany Police Department who will conduct a speedy inspection of all belongings you may have with you. You may also be asked to unfasten any outerwear. Because of these security measures, please allow yourself a few extra minutes and/or leave any unnecessary belongings behind.
The following items are prohibited per University policy: