The long lines to claim free student football tickets will be a thing of the past by the end of September.

At the Student Government Association’s first meeting of the semester, Scott Carter, ETSU’s senior associate athletic director, announced that student tickets to athletic games, including football and basketball, will be available online this semester.

“We heard you,” Carter said. “So we’ve been working hard to get the online ticket system up and going.”

After ETSU’s game against Western Carolina at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, students will be able to create an account using their student email and reserve their student ticket online.

“The tickets may be printed off or saved to your phone,” he said. “The only reason why it begins after game one is that Bristol Motor Speedway has already printed out the tickets.”

The tickets for football games will be available on a game-by-game basis, whereas basketball game tickets will be available on a monthly basis.

“Basketball has twice as many games as football, so we are thinking to release those tickets monthly,” Carter said.

Students will receive an email with more details about the new ticket system soon.

The first item of new business was to appoint 10 senators, along with eight new cabinet members and numerous committee members.

Hunter Shipley was appointed attorney general; Olivia Ellis, secretary of state; Molly Jones, secretary of exterior; Dominique Cain, secretary of interior; Emma Hammer, secretary of public relations; Dustin Gilmer, secretary of allocations and Millie Pendola as chief of staff.

The majority of the appointees worked in their respective offices during the summer.

Meredith Bell was nominated to fill the chief justice slot, but her appointment failed to pass the Senate. All of the nominations for associate justices passed, as well as those nominated for a committee chair.

Connor Landers, who has served on various committees and as a senator for the last four years, was appointed president pro tempore.

Before the meeting closed, Vice President Nathan Farnor and Secretary Emily Marmon welcomed the Senate to the new school year.

President Pooja Shah also welcomed the new Senate and expressed how excited she is for the upcoming year. She also updated the senators on a project from last semester — the updated lighting in Lot 22.

“What we do is important, and I urge each of you to take it seriously, but also have fun,” she said. “Through my involvement with SGA, I’ve met some of my closest friends.”

SGA meetings are open to the student body and begin every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the D.P. Culp University Center forum room.