United States Naturalization Ceremony

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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.


Ceremony Time:  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Ceremony Location:  Plaster Student Union (PSU) Theater on the 2nd floor as you enter the building.                   

Parking:  Attendees of the ceremony should park in lot #28 located at the corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway and Harrison St.   Lot is accessible off Harrison or Cherry St. This parking lot is located across the street from the First & Calvary Church located on the MSU campus.  A google map address for the church/parking area is 820 East Cherry.  

Shuttle Service:  A free designated naturalization ceremony shuttle is provided from 8:00am – 2:00pm 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. 

Applicant Report Room:   PSU room 313.  

Family/Guest Hospitality & Waiting Room:   PSU Ballroom West located on the 3rd floor.                                         Families and friends are welcome to enjoy some coffee, juice and danish while waiting for the ceremony to begin. 

New Citizen Reception:  PSU Ballroom West located on the 3rd floor.                                                                             Immediately following the ceremony, a reception with cake and punch will be provided for new citizens and their guests in PSU Ballroom West.  New citizens will have the opportunity to register to vote, speak with Social Security, register for their Passport plus other information.  These services depend on availability and will be confirmed closer to date

Campus Contact:  Please contact Stacey Trewatha-Bach, MSU campus coordinator, with any questions regarding parking, the ceremony or special needs at 417-836-8832 or staceytrewatha@missouristate.edu.    

Missouri State University's contributions to the ceremony is coordinated by the Office of Public Affairs Support. Please contact the 417-836-8832 for questions regarding the ceremony logistics on campus.  

Naturalization Ceremony at Missouri State University