UC San Diego invites all local community members to the 14th Dalai Lama’s public address. His message of nonviolence, interreligious understanding and inclusiveness reflects our shared concern for global unity in an increasingly polarized world.
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. But to the world he is a renowned peace advocate, a beacon of hope for humanity, sharing inspirational messages with international audiences who range from young students to world leaders.
Location: RIMAC Field, University of California San Diego
Presented by Friends of the Dalai Lama and UC San Diego
Tickets are required for this public address.
The UC San Diego public address featuring His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Friday, June 16, 2017, will begin with entertainment and festivities on RIMAC Field at 9 a.m. The one-hour public address by His Holiness begins at 10 a.m., followed by a half-hour Q & A session.
Attendees are asked to arrive early as UC San Diego expects an audience of 25,000. Parking and entrances to the campus will be impacted, and all guests entering RIMAC Field are subject to a metal-detector screening.
All tickets for the Dalai Lama public address on June 16 are sold out.
Traffic is expected to be extremely heavy around campus. Please plan accordingly.
|7 a.m.||Gates open at RIMAC Field
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
|9 a.m.||Event starts with entertainment and festivities|
|10 a.m.||The one-hour address by His Holiness begins|
|11 a.m.||Question-and-answer session with the Dalai Lama|
|11:30 a.m.||Event ends|
A dedicated ride-share drop-off/pickup will be on Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, near the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. Approximate walking time to RIMAC Field: 10–20 minutes.
Parking will be extremely limited.
Many campus lots will be closed to general traffic and will require a special parking pass for Friday, June 16.
Parking on campus, at the Torrey Pines Gliderport or at neighboring businesses will require an appropriate parking pass.
Event attendees who have an officially issued handicap placard or license plate will be allowed to park in Hopkins Parking Structure. Please enter the campus from Campus Point Drive and follow the direction of the parking attendants. Motorized cart service will be available for individuals requiring assistance and one guest. Able-bodied guests will be asked to walk and meet their party at the entrance to RIMAC Field nearby.
All attendees, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket.
A maximum of four tickets can be ordered.
Tickets that are not obtained directly from the official ticketing site are subject to review and may be denied.
Tickets are transferrable.
The first scan of each ticket will activate the ticket and allow entry; no other copies of the ticket will be valid. Tickets and parking passes will be sent approximately two weeks prior to the event.
Security will be very tight.
Please allow extra time to get into the venue.
All bags will be thoroughly searched.
All guests will walk through a metal detector.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our goal is to seat all attendees, but some later-arriving guests may have to stand.
There will be no overflow viewing area for people without tickets.
Sun exposure: There is no shade in the seating area.
Please come prepared with sunscreen and hats. Umbrellas or other items that block the view of other guests will not be permitted.
Water station: Bring an empty reusable water bottle.
Complimentary drinking water will be provided to those who bring a reusable bottle. A limited quantity of bottles will be available for purchase from the UC San Diego Bookstore booth located on RIMAC Field near the water station.
Strollers: We discourage bringing them.
Please leave your stroller in the car. Space will be limited, and there is no stroller check-in. Strollers may not be left in aisles at any time. If you must bring a stroller, we suggest a small, collapsible, “umbrella” stroller that can be folded and placed under the chairs.
Service animals specifically trained to assist a person with a disability are welcome.
No other animals, including therapy animals, emotional support animals, or pets, are allowed.
Smart phones and cameras without a detachable lens are allowed.
Other recording devices, such as professional-style cameras and video recorders, are not allowed.
There are no on-site lockers, storage or holding areas.
The commencement hospitality village will have food and beverages for purchase.
Complimentary water will be available to those who bring an empty, reusable water bottle.
Credentialed media representatives are invited to UC San Diego to cover the June 16 press conference and public address by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and his keynote address at the June 17 All Campus Commencement.
Press credentials are required to cover each UC San Diego event featuring the Dalai Lama. Applications for credentials must be submitted no later than June 9, 2017. To register, please complete this form (a Google account is required) or request the media credential form from Christine Clark, UC San Diego University Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UC San Diego offers the following opportunities for digital broadcast for the Friday, June 16 public address and the Saturday, June 17 All Campus Commencement.
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