United States Naturalization Ceremony

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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) on the campus of Missouri State University (MSU).  Actual ceremony will be held in the PSU Theater located on the 2nd floor.  A certain amount of seats will be reserved for those family and friends in attendance with the citizen applicants.     
Ceremony Parking:  Attendees of the MSU ceremony should park in Lot #28 located at the corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway and Harrison St.   Lot is accessible off Harrison St. or Cherry St. This parking lot is located across the street from the First & Calvary Church on the MSU campus.  A google map address for the parking area is 820 East Cherry.  
Ceremony Free Shuttle Service:  8:00 AM - 2:00 PM  
A free designated shuttle will run continuously between the parking lot #28 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.  
Applicant's must report to to room 313 on the 3rd floor at the time indicated on your notice from the USCIS. 
Family/Guest Hospitality & Waiting Room:   PSU Ballroom West located on the 3rd floor.  
Family and friends of the citizen applicants are welcome to gather and enjoy coffee, tea, juice and danish while waiting awaiting 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 Administration representatives, register for a 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, cell 417-860-9312 or email at 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