Attending Graduation/Commencement Ceremonies is optional. As such, Fuqua cannot issue any formal invitation that would require anyone's presence and be used to assist in securing tourist visas for international guests who wish to attend Graduation/Commencement Ceremonies at Fuqua and/or Duke.
According to our information and experience, the best way for students to help their relatives secure tourist visas for Graduation is to use the process outlined on the Duke Commencement website.
If you need to complete the "Confirmation of Status" form, please follow the instructions provided below.
- Part I: to be filled out by student
- Part II: to be filled out by the Fuqua Registrars (email@example.com)
- Part III: to be filled out by Duke Visa Services — the Duke Visa Services front desk should be able to do this; no appointment required.
Additionally, on the bottom of the page linked above, there is an informational letter about Duke's Commencement Weekend and plans that can also be used for the purposes of your guests' visa applications.