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Candidates will receive information about tickets with their Commencement Participation Form invitation, approximately two months before their ceremony. Because seating is limited in the Don Taft University Center, all guests will need a ticket to enter the arena area to view commencement. It is important to also remember that commencement seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and large groups of guests wishing to sit together should arrive one hour prior to the start of the ceremony because saving seats is not permitted.

Complete a Letter for Requesting Visitor's Visa for Graduation Ceremony prior to contacting the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at (954) 262-7240 for a letter of invitation for family members wishing to attend commencement. Family members should present this letter to the U.S. Embassy when they apply for B1/B2 visas–the visas used for short-term business or pleasure visits to the United States.

If a candidate wishes to invite more than one family member, the OISS must be informed if one letter will suffice or if separate letters are needed for each family member. It is the candidate's responsibility to mail these letters to family members.

Important: Please note that requesting a letter from the OISS does not guarantee that a relative will receive a visa. The issuance of a visa depends on the additional requirements each country's embassy may have at the moment of requisition and is at the sole discretion of the issuing embassy.

NSU Bookstore partners provide a wide selection of choices for invitations, announcements, class rings, frames, etc. These vendors offer graduation packages specifically tailored for the NSU Commencement candidate.

For rings, announcements, certificates of thanks, and other graduation needs, shop with confidence from Balfour or Herff-Jones.

Purchase customized diploma picture frames from the NSU Bookstore.

Please call or email the NSU Bookstore at (954) 262-4750 with any questions or comments.

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