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Pulitzer Prize columnist George F. Will event FAQs

January 14, 2013

Ten days after the presidential inauguration, George F. Will, Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist, will speak at Colorado State University at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Moby Arena.

Event FAQs 

Why is George F. Will coming to CSU?

George F. Will’s lecture is supported by the Monfort Lecture Series, which targets speakers of international distinction. The generous support of donations from the Monfort Family Foundation allows CSU to bring in Monfort Lecture speakers who have a variety of viewpoints and beliefs to help stimulate conversation and academic discussions regarding important issues we all face. What CSU looks for in a speaker are unparalleled, dynamic experiences that can be shared with the campus community to provide a unique glimpse into historic events, societal ideals, diplomacy, and politics.

The Monfort Excellence Fund has had a tremendous impact on CSU students, faculty, and the Northern Colorado community through its scholarships for exceptional students, its support of outstanding faculty, and its public lectures delivered by international leaders. This is the 10th anniversary of the Monfort Excellence Fund.

  • Read more about the transformative effects of the Monfort Excellence Fund.

Do I need a ticket to get in?

Yes. Tickets are free, but you will need a ticket to enter the lecture. 

Tickets for this year’s Monfort Lecture are available online, in person at the Lory Student Center Box Office, or by phone at (970) 491-4849. Tickets are free but required for entry, and limited quantities are available.

Where can I reserve my ticket?

Tickets can be reserved through the Lory Student Center Box Office either in person, via phone, or online. Tickets will be available online only beginning at 8 a.m. Jan. 14. Tickets will be available online, by phone at (970) 491-4849, or in person at the LSC iBox beginning at 8 a.m. Jan. 22.

Tickets will be limited to four per person. If you have a large group (10 or more), please contact the LSC iBox directly to reserve your group tickets.

I have already reserved a ticket; where do I pick mine up?

Due to the large number of Will Call tickets being held, all lecture attendees are encouraged to pick up their Will Call tickets before noon on Thursday, Jan. 31, to avoid long lines.

Will Call pick up at the Campus Box Office, located in the Lory Student Center, is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday noon-5 p.m. The Campus Box Office will close at noon on Thursday, Jan. 31, in order to transfer operations to Moby Arena.

Will call pick up will begin at Moby at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the ticket windows in the north concourse of Moby Arena.

Tickets not claimed by 6:45 p.m. will be released to the public.

If I have extra tickets that I will not be able to use, what should I do with them?

Tickets that will not be used can be turned into the Will Call booth on the north side of Moby Arena.

What time should I arrive?

Doors to Moby Arena open at 5:30 p.m. We expect a capacity audience of close to 5,000 for this event, and the majority of tickets are General Admission. An early arrival is encouraged to avoid long lines and to ensure the best access to parking and seating.

Will reentry be allowed at the lecture?                                                           

No.  Absolutely no reentry will be permitted.

Where should I park?

Parking will be available in Moby Lot #195; however, parking space is limited. Alternate parking will be available in Pitkin Z Lot #240 and the Engineering / LSC Lot #310. Please plan ahead for traffic and allow yourself time to get from parking areas to the arena.

Can I bring my purse?

Small purses are allowed.

Can I bring my backpack?

No. Only small purses or personal bags will be allowed inside the arena. There is no bag check, and you will be asked to leave the arena to store your bag elsewhere. It is best to leave large bags and backpacks at home.

Can I take pictures?

There is no flash photography allowed during the lecture.

Is videotaping allowed?

No video or audio recording of any kind will be allowed.

Will food be available at the event?

Yes, beverages and light, pre-packaged snacks will be available during the lecture. Outside food and beverages will not be permitted.

Will George F. Will be able to sign my copy of his book?

No. There is no book signing event planned in conjunction with Will's appearance. Due to his limited schedule, he will be unable to honor any requests for autographs.

Will there be an audience Q & A session at the Lecture?                              

Yes, a moderated Q & A session will take place after Will's formal presentation. Audience members will have an opportunity to submit questions before the program begins. More information about how you can participate will be displayed on the video boards the night of the lecture.

Accessible parking and accessible seating is available, please ask the Landmark security personnel for assistance.