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. Please note for May 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, each student is only allotted two (2) guests tickets.
The invitation letter will be addressed to the embassy/visa office of the guest's country of origin. The letter will be emailed 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:
- The embassy/visa office address
- Guest's full name
- Guest's country of origin
- Guest's date of birth
- Guest's relationship to the student
- Student's name
- Student's country of origin
- Student's date of birth
Please allow up to 2 weeks for your request to be processed and mailed.
*MACDPP Students: Please write "Carsey June Hooding Ceremony" in the comment section at the end of the form in order for the Commencement Office to make necessary adjustments to your letters.