United States Naturalization Ceremony

Witness as those in the Western District of Missouri take their Oath of Allegiance and thereby complete the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. There will be a variety of speakers along with MSU's vocal talent performing the National Anthem and America the Beautiful. Reserved seating for applicant families. General seating in the PSU Theater will be first come first serve.

Parking & Location Information

Printable campus parking map/directions for applicants and guests of the ceremony.


Attendees of the ceremony should park on John Q. Hammons Parkway, between Harrison St./Cherry St. 

This parking lot is located across the street from the First & Calvary Church located on the MSU campus. 

A free designated ceremony shuttle is provided from 9:30am – 1:00pm to transport guests to and from the parking lot to the ceremony location at the Robert W. Plaster Student Union.  Volunteers will be stationed at the parking lot to assist.  Shuttles are fully accessible for those with impaired mobility. 

The actual ceremony will be located in the Plaster Student Union (PSU) Theater on the 2nd floor as you enter the building. A section of the Theater will be reserved for applicant families/guests.

Applicant check-in will be in room 308 of the Plaster Student Union.

There is a hospitality/waiting room for applicants and their families in the PSU Ballroom West on the 3rd floor. Coffee and danish will be available.  Immediately following the ceremony, a reception with cake and punch will be provided for new citizens and their guests in PSU Ballroom West.  At the reception new citizens will have the opportunity to register to vote and gather information from various state and federal offices.  

Missouri State University's contributions to the ceremony is sponsored by the Office of Public Affairs Support and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.  Please contact the Office of Public Affairs Support at 417-836-8832 for questions regarding the ceremony logistics on campus.  

Citizens taking the oath of allegiance

Photo by Emily McTavish