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Posted on Mon, Apr 5, 2010 : 1:27 p.m.

Ticket information for President Barack Obama's spring commencement address at University of Michigan

By Juliana Keeping

The hottest ticket in town could be the spring commencement address by President Barack Obama.

And - if you can get one - they're free.

Tickets will be available to students April 26 - 28, to the university community April 29 and to general public April 30, the University of Michigan just announced.


President Barack Obama

AP Photo | Alex Brandon

Undergraduates are allowed eight tickets and graduate students four to the 11 a.m. May 1 event at Michigan Stadium. After students pick up tickets, organizers will allot tickets to the university community and general public.

U-M is already warning students not to scalp:

"It is expected that students only will take the tickets needed for family and friends, and that they will not sell them," a U-M press release warns. "These tickets are considered the property of U-M, and therefore, are not to be sold. University policy states: 'Any attempt to sell, resell, donate or otherwise exchange commencement tickets for anything of value will result in your ticket(s) being revoked." In addition, selling tickets is considered scalping, and is punishable by law.'"

Ticket distribution information is as follows:

Graduate ticket distribution

Alumni Center, Founders Room

(Alumni Association, 200 Fletcher St., corner of Fletcher and Washington Streets.)

• 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 26

• 8 a.m.-7 p.m. April 27

• 8 a.m.-7 p.m. April 28

Additional ticket distribution

Michigan Union Ticket Office

Michigan Union, ground floor, 530 S. State St.

• University community: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 29

• General public and university community: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30

For up-to-date information on the U-M spring commencement, visit this Web site.

Juliana Keeping covers higher education for Reach her at or 734-623-2528. Follow Juliana Keeping on Twitter



Wed, Apr 7, 2010 : 4:31 p.m.

They are going to allow picketing outside the stadium, aren't they?


Wed, Apr 7, 2010 : 4:06 p.m.

They are going to allow picketing outside the stadium, aren't they?


Tue, Apr 6, 2010 : 10:28 a.m.

I agree with "stunhsif", I wouldn't walk across the street to see him...and don't worry he won't be around for a second term...even those who voted for him are waking up!

in situ

Tue, Apr 6, 2010 : 8:30 a.m.

heresmine, The way I understand it is... if you are graduating this spring, you can pick them up April 26-28. If you are a current student or faculty member, you get two tickets each and they can be picked up on April 29th.


Tue, Apr 6, 2010 : 4:19 a.m.

So, undergrads get their tickets when and where? Only grads, university communtiy and general public have times and places listed. Unless "Graduate" means both under grads and graduates.

Jake C

Mon, Apr 5, 2010 : 11:31 p.m.

More tickets for the rest of us, thanks for being so generous "stunhsif"!


Mon, Apr 5, 2010 : 9:26 p.m.

You couldn't pay me enough to have to sit there and listen to this person we call our President. I pray every day that he will be only a one termer!