U.S. Naturalization Ceremony

This event is open for friend and family members to attend and the general public.

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 Missouri State University's vocal talent performing the National Anthem and America the Beautiful.

Ceremony information at Missouri State University

September 15, 2021

Printable campus parking map/directions for applicants and guests of the September 15, 2021 naturalization ceremony held at Missouri State University.

Naturalization Oath Ceremony Location: 

Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
525 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield, MO 65806. 

Naturalization Oath Ceremony Time:

The ceremony will begin at 11:30 AM and conclude at approximately 12:30 PM.

Applicant's Check-In Time and Room with USCIS:

Please refer to applicant letter from the USCIS for check-in time.  Check-in will be located inside Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. 

New citizens will have the opportunity to register to vote, speak with Social Security Administration representatives, register for a Passport plus other information after the ceremony. These services depend on availability and will be confirmed closer to date.

Parking for the Naturalization Ceremony

Printable campus parking map/directions will be uploaded soon for applicants and guests of the ceremony.

Ceremony Free Parking: Applicants and their family and friends attending the ceremony on the Missouri State University (MSU) campus, can park at no charge at one of the two locations below.  Watch for parking signage on the day of the ceremony.  

1)  The Bear Park North Parking Garage.  The garage is located on the west side of the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. 

2)  Lot #28 located at the corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway, between Harrison Street and Cherry Street.  The lot is located across the street from the First & Calvary Church and adjacent of Juanita K. Hammons Hall. A good google map address for the parking area is 525 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway.

Campus Contact:  Please contact Stacey Trewatha-Bach, MSU campus coordinator, with any questions regarding parking, the ceremony logistics, or special needs at 417-836-8832, cell 417-860-9312 or email at StaceyTrewatha@MissouriState.edu.


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

Naturalization Ceremony at Missouri State University