UM to Host Naturalization Ceremony in Dennison Theatre Nov. 14

November 13, 2018

MISSOULA – More than 40 citizenship candidates will take the Oath of Allegiance and become U.S. citizens at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Dennison Theatre at the University of Montana.

U.S. District Court for the District of Montana Chief Judge Dana Christensen will preside over the ceremony, and Kelsey Lapsys, deputy clerk for the court, will administer the oath.

UM President Seth Bodnar will deliver a welcome. Guest speakers will include UM Provost Jon Harbor and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Denver District Director Kristi Goldinger. Representatives of Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte also will address the new U.S. citizens.

The UM Chamber Chorale and the Celebration Brass Quintet will perform during the ceremony. Alex Butler, Associated Students of UM president, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The UM ROTC will post and retire the colors. The Daughters of the American Revolution will assist with the ceremony. Students from local middle and high schools will observe the ceremony.


Contact: Debbie Cannon, USCIS public affairs officer, 720-852-6917, 202-281-6615,