Free UMD Student Tickets

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All students enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park at the undergraduate or graduate level, are eligible to receive one free ticket to most events.

About the free tickets

  • Available for most events presented by The Clarice, UMD School of Music (SOM) and UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS).
  • You must register for a student account to be able access your free tickets!
    • This registration makes you eligible for free tickets in the future -- registration does NOT automatically reserve a ticket for any event.
  • Pre-registration and reservations can be done in person at our ticket office, online through our website, or by calling the ticket office.
  • When are free tickets available?
    • SOM and TDPS events are available on the first day of classes for the semester
    • The Clarice presents events are available on the Monday before the performance
      • Some events may sell out before Free Ticket Monday. You can always purchase your tickets in advance! The price for student tickets is $10.

Register for access to free tickets:

First ticket purchase of the school year? You must register online for access to free tickets:

  • Create and/or login to your online account.
  • Add a “Free Student Ticket Registration” merchandise item to your cart.
  • Click “Checkout” to continue with the checkout process.
  • Continue through the checkout process as prompted. Make sure to click “Confirm” at the very end – you’re not registered until you see an Order Confirmation screen with a unique order number to confirm your Free Student Ticket registration.

How to register in person:

  • Visit the ticket office with your UID.
  • Our ticket office staff will create or update your ticketing account, giving you access to Free Student Tickets.
  • Check your email (including your Spam folder!) for an email asking you to set your password.
  • Set your password.

Reserve your free tickets:

How to reserve your free tickets online:

  • Create and/or login to your online account.
  • If you are creating a new account, you must first register a UMD Student ticket account. Add a "Free Student Ticket Registration" merchandise item Student Ticket Registration” to your cart and confirm your Registration order.
  • Next, go to the event you would like to attend.
  • Select a seat anywhere in the house at any price level and add the ticket to your basket.  
  • When you reach the Checkout page, your ticket will be discounted to $0.
  • Complete your check out. 

How to reserve your free tickets in person at the ticket office:

Reserve a ticket in person at the ticket office with your UID.

Frequently Asked Questions & Reminders

  • You can see as many different music, theatre, and dance performances as you want, but just one performance per run. Want to see it again? Additional student tickets are $10, with no booking fees.
  • Don’t ghost us! Can't use your ticket? Let us know! We understand things come up, but out of respect for the artists on our stages and other students who may not have been able to get a ticket, we ask that you return your ticket so that someone else can fill that seat.
  • Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
  • No free tickets will be available for some shows, including Rhiannon Giddens, Brad Mehldau Trio, Tig Notaro, and Meshell Ndegeocello. Student tickets for these events are $10.
  • Interested in bringing a student group or class? Email the ticket office at for more information!
  • UMD Performing Arts students are eligible for additional free tickets. Contact the ticket office for more information.

Questions? Comments? Contact our ticket office if you want more information.