Sorry for another post that only says “we don’t have any information yet, sorz” but… we don’t.
In past years, when the weather has been nice enough to hold commencement outside, attendance has been open. Mostly because usually no one really wants to go other than relatives of graduating seniors. But with Obama coming to speak, clearly expected attendance might shift this year.
According to David Pesci, there is “no definitive word on whether there will be changes regarding attendance and security. We will be meeting with a variety of people regarding security for Senator Obama in the next 12-24 hours. Once a definitive determination has been made, we will most likely be posting that information to the homepage.”
So… refreshing the Wesleyan homepage seems like the way to go! Tomorrow, at least, that is.
(also, my very unofficial guess is that there will be no problems with at the very least, Wes students, alums, and ’08 relatives attending).
Note (Justin, 2:38 AM): Though it’s just speculation on my part, it seems likely that attendance may be relatively limited, since the University plans to limit members of the press at the event… perhaps signaling that they don’t want this to turn into a national spectacle-type event. From the Reunion and Commencement site:
Wesleyan University is handling regional media logistics for this event. A limited number of regional media will be permitted to cover the event. Regional media should contact David Pesci for credentialing information. National media will be limited to those traveling with Senator Obama’s press pool and should contact the appropriate media representative at the Senator’s press office.