Taylor Swift Fans Online Are Trying To Get Tickets To NYU’s 2022 Commencement

Welcome to New York, Ms. Swift...
By Gabrielle Fiorella
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

At the end of March, NYU officially announced that Taylor Swift will be giving the class of 2022’s commencement speech at the Yankee Stadium graduation in May, which will also include the classes of 2021, and 2020, known as a “double-header” because they did not get proper graduation due to the pandemic. Swift is set to receive an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts.

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Upon hearing the news of Swift’s upcoming speech, fans everywhere have been going wild, taking to Twitter and Reddit, trying to buy tickets from current NYU students to see their idol speak. Swift hasn’t been on tour since 2018, and Swifties are just itching to see her live again. According to NYU’s “The Click”, fans are offering as much as $500 for a ticket. Fans have apparently also said they would go as far as to “pretend to be there in support of the student that sold them the ticket.”

NYU’s Subreddit has been blowing up with questions from fans, with one comment asking “Does anyone have an extra 2022 graduation ticket?” but the comment has since been deleted after the commenter came under some scrutiny. Another commenter put “I’m sorry but this is really annoying. This is not a Taylor Swift concert. It’s a graduation ceremony. I can’t get tickets for my family who have told me they’re excited to come to watch me graduate for years and you’re trying to take up any extra tickets because you really like Taylor Swift?”

With graduation quickly approaching, we are left wondering, how many Swifties that are not NYU students will actually be able to get tickets, as well as how that will affect those that are actual students? We will just have to wait until closer to the commencement and see. In the meantime, we’re proud of you Ms. Taylor for getting your doctorate, we love a multi-talented and educated queen.