Rutgers limits number of guest students can have for commencement due to Obama visit

Students graduating from Rutgers University this May will be limited to how many guests they can have attend commencement ceremonies due to the presence of

Rutgers University limits the number of guest students can have for commencement due to President Obama's visit.

Rutgers University limits the number of guest students can have for commencement due to President Obama's visit. (4/26/16)

NEW BRUNSWICK - Students graduating from Rutgers University this May will be limited to how many guests they can have attend commencement ceremonies due to the presence of President Barack Obama.

The graduating students were originally told that they could register for eight tickets, but due to the fact that the president will deliver the commencement address, students were told to reregister and that they will only have access to three tickets.

The decision has upset some of the graduating class, who are worried that the president will overshadow the day.

"Having Obama is an honor, but what do you think when you think Rutgers graduation?” asks senior Chase Christensen. “Now you think Obama.  He is main event. He's not the headliner.  He should be a footnote to us."

Some other students say that they are concerned about the extra security and logistics involving the president attending graduation.

A spokesperson for Rutgers University says that the presidential visit to Rutgers is historic and resulted in an unprecedented number of ticket requests. Graduates from Rutgers Newark and Rutgers Camden were also invited to attend commencement.

The university says it will stream the May 15 ceremony live and set up viewing locations.

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