Tons of Empty Convocation Seats Despite Sold-Out Status

Rumor had it that Elon University’s Spring Convocation was a sold-out event. However, attendees who sat in Alumni Gym on the afternoon of April 7 noticed hundreds of empty seats surrounding them.

What was the reason responsible for contradicting the event’s sold-out status with its actual attendance that left approximately 300 seats empty? A large number of unexpected no-shows, according to Jeff Clark, executive director of cultural and special programs.

To find out more about the attendance issues of Convocation, the students who were placed on waiting lists and the policies that the cultural and special programs department is going to enforce from this point forward in order to avoid similar situations, check out this week’s issue of the Pendulum, out on April 20.

-Sam Parker, senior reporter

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