Bloomington is a popular destination all year. Events such as the Honors Convocation typically draw a large number of visitors and spring is always a busy time. Many hotels and bed and breakfasts take reservations up to a year in advance—book your accommodations as early as possible.
Apply for an international visa
The Office of International Services (OIS) is available to help students with family members who need to apply for visas in order to attend Honors Convocation.
Step 1: Log in to iStart on the OIS website
Log in to the secure server and follow the links to Letter of Invitation. A notarized letter invitation will be prepared for your family member(s).
Step 2: Wait
Please allow sufficient time for your family to receive the letter and apply for a visa.
Step 3: Pick up your notarized letter
You will receive an email when your notarized letter is ready. Any questions you have will be answered when you pick it up in the Office of International Services.