Notor gets a gold star.
While you're at it, I have a couple more questions:
1. Do you pay for your tickets at the time of order or the time of pickup?
2 Can a group leader designate who sits next to whom within a group? Let's say I want to sit next to X within a group of ten, how can I make that happen?
Thanks bunches, dood
I am pretty sure that you pay for tickets at the time of order (i.e. now). However, in order to pick them up you have to have all of your fees paid and no outstanding balances, like tuition and such. I am pretty sure they do this to ensure that the people getting the student tickets are actually students at the time of the pickup, which is like late August-early September.
Your second question: group leaders have no official say in who sits where within their group, they exist solely as formal organizers to make the seating blocks. For example, say I am the group organizer and make a group called "Mauve Dinosaurs," for myself and three friends. Once we all join the group, Ticketmaster will decide where we sit based on the amount of hours completed at OSU, with your seating being as good as the lowest ranked person in your group. So for undergrad, if 3 seniors and a freshman got tickets in a group together, the group would have freshman priority and would get the worst seats possible. I don't quite know how this works for grad/professional students, but seeing as you guys have a much later window, I would say you start at freshman priority. You have no say in who gets what specific individual seat, you are only guaranteed to be seated in a block with the people in your group. I can see how this would be problematic if you decide to join a massive anonymous seating group because you don't know anyone at OSU yet and you have to do this ahead of time. Otherwise its not a big deal, you would just decide amongst your friends who will sit where. So if you really want to sit next to someone and you are in a big group of people, your best bet would be to make friends with everyone so switching isn't difficult/awkward.
Also, the stadium is always sold out and packed, and the ushers inside the stadium are super-strict about checking tickets, even in the crappiest seats. It is not easy to sit next to someone if you don't actually have seats next to them, as the ushers are intense and its literally so crowded that one extra person won't fit and would stand out.