On March 24, 2017, UNC Global, in conjunction with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), will host a naturalization ceremony recognizing nearly 60 of North Carolina’s new candidates for U.S. citizenship. The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Nelson Mandela auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; it is open to the public.
Representatives from the USCIS Raleigh-Durham Field Office will administer the oath of allegiance and present the candidates their certificates of naturalization.
Ron Strauss, UNC’s chief international officer and executive vice provost, will provide introductory remarks followed by a performance of the national anthem by Cadence, one of UNC’s all-female a cappella groups. Manuela Nivia ’17, a graduating UNC senior, will be sharing remarks about her path to citizenship.
Representatives from the USCIS Raleigh-Durham Field Office will be on hand after the ceremony to answer immigration and citizenship related questions the public might have. This event is free and open to the public to observe.
UNC Global invites members of the UNC community to join the candidates, their families and friends in celebrating their newly obtained United States citizenship.
Please note: Candidates have been pre-selected for this ceremony and have already been notified that their ceremony will take place at UNC-Chapel Hill. If you have questions about your naturalization status, please contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) directly.