The Class of 2013 of UC Hastings College of the Law is requesting a change of venue for the May 11, 2013 Commencement from the Nob Hill Masonic Center to the Civic Center or a comparable venue in size. We also request that the date remain either May 11 or be changed to May 12, 2013.
In the years past, the graduating class has received 10 tickets per student. This year, we are only going to be receiving 4 tickets per student. UC Hastings has decided to change the venue to a significantly smaller venue this year without considering the effects this change will have to the graduating students and has based this decision purely on its own economic interest.
We have all waited at least seven years for this moment, and it is unfair that we be forced to choose only four people from all the people who have supported us and been there for us during these years. Additionally, we have spent an incredible amount of money, for which most of us are now in debt, that it is unreasonable to not expect students to be upset about the limited number of tickets.
Please sign this petition, AND email Rupa, Dean Wingate, Dean Marshall, and Dean Wu to express your disappointment with this venue and the number of tickets we will be receiving. Unless we express our discontent, our voices will not be heard and we will be forced to face our family members and explain to them that they cannot attend our graduation because we only have 4 tickets and demand that the venue be changed.