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Letter of Invitation


Letter of Invitation for International Students' Families

The Office of the Registrar, Purdue University, 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 sending an e-mail to commencement@purdue.edu.

The e-mail should include:

  • Graduate’s name
  • PUID number
  • Local mailing address
  • Degree being earned
  • Date of ceremony in which the graduate plans to participate
  • Names of parents (Please specify relationship next to parent’s name, example: mother, father, etc.)  

The letter of invitation will be mailed or e-mailed to the graduate, who can then forward it to the parents for use in documenting their visa request.  Please allow two weeks to receive.   Receipt of an invitation letter does not guarantee candidate status or participation in the ceremony.