A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
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Charles Reilly, Ph.D.Executive Director
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Graduating from Gallaudet University is something you worked hard to earn, and something you and those closest to you want to celebrate. You set a goal and did it!! Congratulations!!!
The following procedure has been implemented to assist you with obtaining letters of invitation for your family members and friends to attend Gallaudet University's Commencement Exercises and see you receive your diploma.
When IA receives the copy of your verification letter, you will be asked to provide the following information to compose a letter of invitation to your graduation for your relatives and friends:
Please fill out the Graduation Letter of Invitation information form to provide this information.
Allow 10 days for IA to process the above information and issue you the letter of invitation. The letter will be issued in portable document format (PDF) and emailed to you, unless you request otherwise.
Please allow sufficient time (at least two to three months) to gather all required materials and for your relatives and friends to book an appointment for a visa interview.
Be aware that the graduation verification letter from the Registrar's Office and the letter of invitation to visit for your graduation from IA do not constitute an agreement for a visitor's visa to be issued by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your relatives or friends' home country. Only the officials at the United States Embassy or Consulates in your relatives or friends' home country have that determination on eligibility for a visa.
Also ensure your relatives and friends are aware that a visa issued does not constitute an automatic entry to the United States. Only the United States Department of Homeland Security officials at ports of entry can determine if a person can enter the United States and, if so, how long he or she may remain.
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