Cody Cousino / Multimedia editor
Ohio State has raised the number of tickets allowed per graduating student to six from four, the university announced Tuesday afternoon.
This comes as a victory for many students and their families who were outraged at the limited number of tickets available. A number of students were concerned that their entire family would not be able to attend unless they scalped tickets off other students, some of whom were charging prices as high as $500 a ticket.
Much of the outrage connected with the ticket limit emerged after it was announced that President Barack Obama would be giving the speech at commencement, adding even more demand to an already hot ticket.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place May 5 at Ohio Stadium, which is currently undergoing renovations.
OSU is creating a website on which graduates can request up to six tickets. This is being implemented to better understand the demand for tickets and properly accommodate the graduates and their families, according to a university release.
Only eligible graduates will be able to access the website. The graduate must indicate how many tickets they require. The university also asks that graduates who are not planning to attend the commencement ceremony indicate so online, so more tickets can become available to students who request that they require more than six.
More details about this online process are expected to become available to graduating students in the upcoming weeks.