International Students

The University of Michigan will provide a letter of invitation to assist graduates whose parents must apply for a visa in order to attend the commencement ceremony.

To obtain a letter, please follow these steps:

  1. Prior to submitting a request for a letter of invitation, apply for graduation.
  2. Visit the International Center website for an overview of documents needed to apply for a visa.
  3. After successfully completing the first two steps, make a formal request for the Letter(s) of Invitation by submitting the online request form.

The letter of invitation will be emailed to the graduate, who can then forward it to her or his parents for use in documenting their visa request.

Note: it can take up to two business days for the University to process a letter of invitation.