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

Bert Askwith (1911-2015) was a true victor for the arts and an incredible advocate for the U-M student experience. Bert pledged to buy every first- and second-year U-M undergraduate student a free ticket to a UMS performance and provide a second ticket for a friend for just $10.

Eligible performances for the Winter semester are available now.  All performances on the 2019/20 season are eligible for the Bert’s Ticket offer, though quantities may be limited for some performances.

Claim my Bert’s Ticket Online

Or, stop by the Michigan League Ticket Office to claim your free Bert’s Ticket. Ticket Office Hours.

Bert’s Ticket program is made possible with support from Patti Askwith Kenner.

$12 and $20 for College and High School Students

Student tickets are now on sale for all 2019/20 season events!

Whether you buy in advance or on the day of the show, all college and high school students get the same sweet deal: student tickets for just $12 or $20, depending on seat location and venue.

Students may purchase two $12 or $20 tickets per show per valid student ID. Student with ID must be present at the time of ticket pick-up to receive the Student prices. To learn about placing a larger order, call the ticket office at 734-764-2538.

Buy Student Tickets

Please see more information below about picking up tickets and verifying your ID for Print at Home e-tickets.

Plan Ahead: Inventory is Limited

For every production, UMS designates a significant number of seats that qualify for the student discount. If these seats sell out, UMS will monitor seat inventory and sales demand to assess whether additional student seats can be made available. If it is possible to increase the number of student seats, they will become available each Tuesday at 10 am.

Update 9/3/19: The student ticket allocations for the Emanuel Ax/Leonidas Kavakos/Yo-Yo Ma concert, Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s December recital, and Zakir Hussain are currently sold out (however, tickets do still remain for Sheku Kanneh-Mason with the Chineke! Orchestra in April).

At this point, we are unable to release additional student tickets based on overall demand. However, please check back closer to the performance date to see if additional student tickets become available.

More Ways to Order
  • Over the Phone: Call the ticket office at 734-764-2538
  • In Person: The Michigan League Ticket Office is located at the North end of the first floor of the League building.
  • At the EventProvided the performance is not sold out, student tickets will also be available at the door immediately before the performance.
Picking Up Your Tickets

Students can pick up their tickets in person with their student ID, either at the Michigan League Ticket Office or at will call at the performance. Limit two tickets per performance per student with ID. If student is not present with ID, the tickets will be adjusted to the full adult price, and the price difference will be charged.

Skip the Line & Verify Your ID

Register your U-M student ID in person at the League Ticket Office and get your tickets emailed to you all season long. No need to stand in line for ticket pickup! Verified students can buy online or by phone and receive their tickets via Print at Home e-ticket, by first logging in.

Verified Student Log-In

Presenting sponsor

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Supporting sponsor

Stephen and Rosamund Forrest Student Ticket Endowment Fund
Karen and David Stutz

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Student Committee

The UMS Student Committee is an official student organization at the University of Michigan! Students focus on connecting the campus community to the performing arts through UMS performances and experiences.

Each season, the Student Committee creates and executes marketing plans for a select number of UMS performances. Students have found that the committee is a really satisfying, social way to stay connected to the arts during school. To top it off, you’ll get two free tickets to a UMS show for every four hours you volunteer.

You can join at any time! Email umsscinfo@umich.edu for more information.

University of Michigan Courses Engaged with UMS

Are you interested in learning about a UMS performance in a deeper way? Would you like to write and talk about performance with other students? Interested in discovering how performance connects with other academic disciplines?

Come back soon for a listing of U-M courses that integrate at least one UMS performance into their curriculum.

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