Families of students who do not have U.S. citizenship sometimes experience difficulty obtaining visas to attend Commencement. Commencement guests who will require U.S. Visa stamps must apply to a U.S. embassy or consulate far in advance to complete the process in time.
Students who received a Fall 2015, Spring/Winter 2016 degree and those students who are completing their degree requirements for Summer 2016 may request an invitation letter for their family; this letter may facilitate the granting of a visa.
International Student Services will provide a letter and give it to the student to send to the family
To request a letter, please fill out the Invitation Form here.
Details about the visitor's visa may be found on the U.S. Department of State
website. You may also contact the International Student Services at (312) 942-2030 for more information.