Family Travel Visa Request

Undergraduates may request a letter of support for family members planning to attend the commencement ceremonies on the undergraduate commencement participation website.  Please submit a separate request form for each individual family member and allow one week for processing.

You will receive your letter by email once it is complete.

Graduate Students must contact the appropriate commencment coordinator.

* For more information about visitor visas please see the State Department’s website at this link:

The following text is an excerpt from Interim Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter's Message to the Community. The entire letter can be read here.

"No matter where our community members come from or what religion they practice, UC Davis—in keeping with our country’s founding vision—welcomes and extends its respect to them. Their different values, backgrounds, and perspectives all contribute to our global understanding. All are valued as members of our community. If you are a student needing emotional support or have any other concerns regarding President Trump’s recent executive order, we encourage you to visit walk-in counseling services in the Student Health and Wellness Center. Students can speak with an advice nurse by calling 530-752-2349. We have other resources, starting with our Services for International Students and Scholars, that you can reach at or 530-752-0864. Undocumented students or students with DACA status may contact the UC Undocumented Legal Services or the AB 540 and Undocumented Student Center at UC Davis.

Interim Chancellor Hexter joined with the UC President, UC Chancellors, and leaders of other higher education institutions in voicing their commitment to supporting the students and scholars who contribute in profound ways to the rich fabric of ideas that helps our country prosper."