International guests may need an invitation letter to apply for a tourist visa to visit the U.S. for Commencement. Students who would like the Commencement Office to send an official invitation letter to their guests should complete the online request form. It is wise to request the invitation letter well in advance of your guest's intended visit as he/she will need to allow time to apply for a visa and make appropriate arrangements to travel.
The invitation letter will be addressed to the embassy/visa office of the guest's country of origin. The letter will be mailed to the graduate for them to mail to the invitee.
The following information will be needed in order to fill out the online request form, and for the request to be processed:
*For Students requesting a letter for guests to attend the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice Hooding Ceremony on June 23rd, 2017 - please put “JUNE HOODING CEREMONY” in the comments section on the form.
Please allow five (5) business days for your request to be processed.