Barnard announces Commencement lottery
According to an email from Dean Hinkson, a select number of tickets to Barnard’s 2012 Commencement are being given away in a lottery [insert Hunger Games joke here].
But don’t fret Columbia students– there’s good news ahead! It turns out you don’t even need to win a lottery ticket for the pity party going down from now until Barnard’s commencement!
Dear Barnard Student,
With all the excitement about having President Obama speak at Barnard’s 2012 Commencement, I’d like to offer you the opportunity to put your name in a lottery for a ticket to attend the Ceremony on May 14th. Please complete the survey https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dEk2TFBuSTNDNzlSRk1Hck04UWpoM2c6MQ to participate. The Lottery will close on Wednesday May 2nd at 5pm. Winners will be notified via email by Monday May 7th.
These tickets will not be transferable to any one else, may not be sold and on-campus housing will not be extended for this reason. Students who give or sell these tickets to another person will be sanctioned to the extent of expulsion.
Hope you win,
In other news, Barnard seniors received an email that stated they will each receive six tickets to graduation, and that if they sell them, they will be expelled (three days before graduation, really?).
The email also stated that guests will have to “go through airport-like security,” including removing their shoes upon arrival to the lawn (I’m kidding about that part, but they did say that no liquids or sharp objects would be allowed in).
Correction: The post previously said Barnard seniors would receive five tickets, not six, to Commencement.
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