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For College Students

Our ticket programs for college students.

$12 & $20 UMS Student Tickets

We’ve got great news! UMS is simplifying our student ticket options with a new, easy program. Whether you buy in advance or on the day of the show, college students (not just University of Michigan students!) will always get the same sweet deal: All student tickets are $12 or $20, depending on seat location.


Dig in with UMS

Sponsored by the University of Michigan Credit Union, Dig In with UMS is a $15 ticket package deal that includes a great seat at the performance, exclusive access to a pre-show dinner, and a fun activity to get you thinking about the performance in a whole new way. The UMS Student Committee will be hosting Dig Ins before six exciting UMS performances:


Bert’s Ticket for undergraduate U-M first-year and second-year students

Bert Askwith holds THANK YOU card from U-M students
Photo: Bert Askwith holds “Thank you” card signed by U-M students.

Bert Askwith (1911-2015) was a true victor for the arts and an incredible advocate for the U-M student experience. In 2012, at 102 years old, Bert pledged to buy every U-M first- and second-year undergraduate student a free ticket to a UMS performance and a second ticket for a friend available for only $10.

For Fall 2015, Bert’s Ticket is available for all performances with the exception of My Brightest Diamond, Chucho Valdés, and A Christmas Carol

Eligible performances for Winter semester performances will be available starting January 6.

Stop by the Michigan League Ticket Office (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm) to get your free ticket.

Rush Tickets

If available, UMS student rush tickets will be offered online at or in person at the League Ticket Office. Online tickets are available beginning at 12:01 am the day of the performance (Fridays for weekend performances). Cost is $12 per ticket when purchased online or in person at the League Ticket Office and $20 when purchased starting 90 minutes before the performance at the venue. Student ID must be presented to pick up tickets; if no student ID is presented, student must forfeit tickets or pay full ticket price.

When available, rush tickets are located in limited seating areas designated by the box office. Rush tickets may be self-selected from within the designated area if purchased online. Rush tickets are seated automatically by our ticketing system during purchases in person or over the phone. Online and phone orders will include the standard order processing fee.

The Fine Print: Limit two tickets per person. Online sales end 2.5 hours before the performance start time. Tickets purchased online are subject to a $3 per ticket handling fee. Rush tickets are not guaranteed for any performance.

Anticipated rush tickets availability is posted about two weeks prior to the performance.

We anticipate that rush tickets will be available for:
10/21: Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya
10/23-24: Sankai Juku
10/30: Tenebrae

We anticipate that rush tickets will be limited for:
10/14-17: Antigone by Sophokles
10/27: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
10/30: Chicago Symphony Orchestra



Busting student myths

Our Student Committee put together a few student myths about UMS – and then busted them! Check out some of these common misconceptions and learn more about our student programs.

Myth 1: Tickets are expensive!

Wrong! All students (not just University of Michigan students!) can get student tickets starting at just $12 to most UMS performances. University of Michigan undergraduate first- and second-year students are also eligible to receive one free Bert’s Ticket to a UMS performance of their choice.

Myth 2: UMS just presents classical music.

Wrong! UMS actually presents all kinds of performances, from classical music and chamber music to theater, dance, jazz, global, and even Indie music. Check out our full season to explore all of our offerings.

Myth 3: I won’t fit in, or I have to dress up to attend a UMS performance.

Wrong! There’s no dress code at UMS performances. While there’s sometimes a culture of dressing up nicely for classical music orchestra performances and recitals, most of our audiences dress casually. We encourage you to wear what you want to the performance – this is Ann Arbor, after all!

Myth 4: It takes too much of a time commitment to go to a UMS performance.

Wrong! UMS performances vary in length, but they generally begin at 7:30 pm or 8 pm and last an hour or two. Most UMS performances are right here on University of Michigan campus. You can enjoy world-class artists all before 10 pm, when the night is still young.

Got more questions or myths? Contact the UMS Student Committee at


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