Number of tickets for graduation.
if there is only room enough for 4 guests per person at graduation, then maybe we should use a bigger venue for future graduations.
USG has had a meeting with the administrator who plans graduation. Although we only get 4 guests per person, you are able to request extra tickets!
Last year everyone who requested extra tickets ended up getting them (except for someone who requested 16 tickets).
They have also created other options to make it easier for your friends and family to attend graduation. For graduation this May, there will be an extra section in Kafadar for ANYONE to come and watch, no tickets needed. The section will be on the other side of Kafadar. It will have a giant screen set up where ticketless guests may sit and watch the graduation happening on the other side of Kafadar.
I agree that 4 sounds like a few, but in past years it has almost always ended up working out.
Kira Combs commented
I feel like the school should be more accommodating to larger families. I barely got enough tickets (even after pleading for more) for my IMMEDIATE family to come to graduation, and that is only because my youngest sibling can be a lap child. I think the school should have an allowance for at least these important members of your family to attend together. It seems as though those of us with larger families can really get screwed out of a good deal because of this limited space, especially when siblings are all younger, (as in all under 13); they need to sit with family members to keep track of them and keep them safe.
Mitchell Murphy commented
It would be nice to still use Mines facilities to help keep costs down and since we are also graduating from Mines, but we can look into using the football field or other similarly large event space for graduation, that way our family can see the ceremony.
You could also make attending graduation completely optional, since from what I hear it is mandatory.