Academic Ceremonies

Letter of Invitation for International Families

The Coordinator of Academic Ceremonies will provide a letter of invitation to assist graduates whose parents need to apply for a visa in order to attend Commencement. Send an email from your student email account to and include:

  • Degree candidate's name
  • Last four digits of ID number (900 number)
  • Local mailing address
  • Degree being earned
  • Date of ceremony in which the student plans to participate
  • Names of parents (Please specify relationship next to parent's name, example: mother, father)

The letter of invitation will be emailed as a PDF to the graduate to forward for use in documenting visa requests (hard copy available upon request.) Please allow one week to receive the letter.

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