Academic Ceremonies

Letter of Invitation

Letter of Invitation for International Student's Families

The Coordinator of Academic Ceremonies, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, will provide a letter of invitation to assist graduates whose parents need to apply for a visa in order to attend their student's commencement ceremony.  The letter can be requested by the graduate by sending an email to the Academic Ceremonies office.

The email should include:

  • Graduate's name
  • 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 mailed to the graduate, who can then forward it to the parents for use in documenting their visa request.  Please allow one week to receive the letter.

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