May 22, 2014 12:08 PM
In an effort to accommodate more guests Chico State has added an extra commencement ceremony to graduation weekend festivities.
This year two main ceremonies were held, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, students were given five tickets each. Starting next year an additional ceremony will be held Friday evening. With the addition of an extra ceremony eight tickets will be given to each graduate.
Quite a few students and families were upset this year, claiming five tickets were not enough. Some students began selling their allotted tickets online for prices in the range of $100 and there were reports of counterfeit tickets being sold to graduates.
The Master’s Degree ceremony will be held Thursday evening, and the College of Agriculture will continue to hold its own ceremony on Friday evening in Laxson Auditorium.