More than 150 people commented on the Facebook post and close to 300 had reacted to it as of Monday afternoon.
One student commented saying: “Really? You’re going to wait until three weeks prior to graduation to announce this? We have had hotel reservations since October!”
Commencement is scheduled for April 28 at the Nutter Center, according to the university. While several students described the late notice as “unacceptable” others suggested the university host two ceremonies so it would not have to limit the number of guests allowed.
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Wright State has considered hosting more than one ceremony but a 2015 campus survey showed that the majority of students did not want to have two ceremonies, according to the WSU email.
In an attempt to eliminate the ticket limit, students started an online petition on the website Care2. As of Monday afternoon, the petition had more than 1,000 signatures, according to the website.
The university is planning on sending out an email to students explaining this year’s ticket policy, a WSU spokesman said. This news organization has reached out to Wright State for comment on this story.
Students must present a photo ID in order to pick up their tickets at the Nutter Center box office from April 19 through April 21 and from April 23 through April 25. The ceremony will also be streamed live on Wright State’s website.
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