2021-22 FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


When can I renew my season tickets?

From Wednesday, July 7 - Friday, August 6 you will be able to renew your season tickets. You will receive an email with instructions to link your account in our ticketing system and renew your season subscription. If you need assistance, please call our office at 214-768-8283.

Will lectures be in person at full capacity?

Yes, lectures will be held at full capacity in person at McFarlin Auditorium.

What safety measures are being taken for lectures?

As SMU and the Tate Lecture Series team plan for the season, we are following all SMU COVID-19 protocols. To know the latest guidelines from our local SMU, you can visit https://blog.smu.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Can I hold my seats for next year?

Because Tate will be returning to normal operations this year, the only way to maintain your current seating location is to renew your season tickets in full. If you choose not to attend in-person, you will be able to donate your tickets back to the university and receive a tax credit for your donation. Those who do not renew this season may be placed on the waiting list at the time and date they place their request.

Will I be able to upgrade my seats this season?

Yes, when you renew your tickets, please submit an upgrade request. Upgrades will take place in the late summer, and you will be notified if your request was approved.

Will I still be able to make an additional donation to the President’s Scholars program?

Yes. At the time you renew your tickets, you will have the option to add a donation to the program. In a year like this one, these scholarships are even more important than ever. We appreciate your generosity. 

Have more questions?

Our team is available to answer questions, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. You can contact us via email at tateseries@smu.edu or by calling 214-768-8283.

 Tate Season Flyer 2021-22