International Students

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

To obtain a letter, please follow these steps:

  1. Apply for Graduation (this must be done prior to submitting a letter of invitation request).
  2. Visit the International Center website for an overview of documents needed to apply for a visa.
  3. After successfully completing the above 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 family 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.