Though the website for tickets was sent only to UNC seniors, it was open to the public. Some juniors received confirmation emails Sunday, though none would comment in fear of losing their tickets. No invitation to sign up for tickets was send to graduate students or underclassmen.
Senior Sierra Piland, who received a confirmation email, said she feels for the non-seniors.
“I can understand how younger students may feel,” she said in an email. “It’s an event that won’t happen twice for anyone regardless of what year you are.”
Laura Hayes Morgan, director of university events, said in an email that the taping is a special opportunity for seniors leaving campus after graduation.
Damon Neanover, a senior who received a confirmation email Sunday, said it was nice of the University to share the event with seniors first.
“Being the last week of school, we’ve got a lot going on,” he said. “It’s a nice breather.”
Neanover said the taping will be most exciting because it’s at UNC.
“I’m excited to see how the show and the guests adapt into the Carolina atmosphere,” he said.
Seats for the taping in Memorial Hall will be assigned, the Office of University Events tweeted Sunday.
According to the confirmation email, students have to bring their confirmation email and OneCard to the Memorial Hall box office between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. today to receive a wristband for admittance on Tuesday.
Caitlin Goforth, a senior and president of the Carolina Athletic Association, received a confirmation email Sunday morning.
She said she plans to line up at 7 a.m. today to pick up her wristband, and at 7 a.m. Tuesday to get her assigned seat.
Doors for the taping will close at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and the taping will end at about 3:30 p.m., according to the confirmation email. There will be a standby line for non-ticket holders, though it does not guarantee entry.
“Late Night” usually tapes at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and airs at 12:35 a.m. the same night.
Goforth said she made sure she could attend the show Tuesday by moving one of her final exams to Thursday.
“It’s like our NCAA tournament consolation prize,” she said.
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