AS announces commencement ticket procedure at Monday meeting

Correction: Students are able to print out up to seven tickets, not only seven tickets. Students have permission to print tickets, but if more than seven are printed, the original set become invalid.

Students should expect to receive an email directing them to Ticketmaster to print out their commencement tickets, Tom Piernick, director of Office of Student Development and International Programs, said at the Associated Students meeting on Monday.

However, students are only allowed to print out seven tickets, if more than seven are printed, all additional tickets will become invalid.

“Students will not be able to print out multiple tickets without requesting them,” Piernick said. “We will send them an email reminding them that the last set of tickets that they print out will be valid.”

Piernick said the tickets are going to be waived under a scanner at the commencement ceremony and the first set will be invalid if an additional set was printed without permission.

“You wouldn’t want to print out an extra ticket, give it to someone and they find out it’s invalid,” Piernick said.

Piernick also said the school pays one dollar per ticket and the extra policing of ticket numbers is to keep costs down.

“If we had students printing out as many tickets as they want for free, the costs would be too great for the school to handle,” Piernick said.

Students who need additional tickets can request them through Ticketmaster, Piernick said.

Tickets must be reserved by April 14. Reminders will be sent out through email, to students who did not reserve their tickets by that date.

Also during the meeting, AS allocated $2,000 to the CSUN Student Veteran Organization (SVO) to put on Operation: Comedy, a comedy event for veterans and their loved ones.

The most recent Operation: Comedy event was held on November 22 in the CSUN Pub and Grill. Because of a strong turnout, SVO wants to put on the event again.

According to operationcomedy.com, “All events are PG-18 and open only to veterans and 1 guest (civilians ok).”

The next Operation Comedy show is slated for May 1, according to the March 10th SVO meeting minutes.

AS is also allocating $25,000 in emergency funds to the AS Ticket Office for Student Transportation.

“Student Transportation is very successful as 47,000 students are using it,” said Sonia Vaswani, chair of finance for AS.

The CSUN Transit Station provides a weekday service that picks up and drops off students between the center’s location and the Northridge Metrolink Station.

CSUN works in conjunction with the Antelope Valley Transit Authority, Los Angeles Department of Transportation and the Metro to provide commuting students easy access to and from school.

The Filipino American Student Association (FASA) was allocated $3,900 to host their 29th Pilipino Culture Night.

FASA originally requested more $6,000, however AS only allocates up to $3,000 for events. But, because FASA has been successful with their past events, the AS decided to allocate funds for them, Vaswani said.

Pilipino Culture Night will feature a film written by FASA alumni Shaun Remigio. The movie, “Summer Furlough,” is about a music teacher in the Philippines that tries to balance a long-distance relationship with his job.

The night will also feature an interpretive Filipino folk dance and culture by the CSUN FASA Cultural Dance Troupe.

The event will be held April 12 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and April 14 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Tickets can be bought by searching for “FASA” on the Eventbrite page.

The next AS meeting will be on Monday at 9 a.m. in the USU Grand Salon.