September 12, 2018

Swearing-in ceremony for new U.S. citizens scheduled Sept. 17 during Wayne State University’s Civic Festival


Wayne State University’s fourth annual Constitution Day and Civic Festival, which includes a naturalization ceremony arranged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The campus festival, sponsored by Wayne State’s Center for the Study of Citizenship, is open to students and the public. The theme of this year’s program is community engagement, and is designed to encourage students to get involved in campus, community and political activities.


Constitution Day and Civic Festival: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17.

Swearing-in ceremony: 2 p.m.


Fountain Court on Gullen Mall. Located north of Warren Ave., between Third and Cass, on the east side of the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. 


U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith will conduct the swearing-in ceremony for new U.S. citizens.

  • Peter Croce, a local deejay and musician, will use music to explore what it means to be a human being and a citizen in the 21st century.
  • The Henry Ford and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will display historical civic engagement artifacts and discuss their significance.
  • Faculty and students of the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History will display interactive art projects dealing with citizenship and political awareness.
  • Voters Not Politicians — the group behind Proposal 2, the Nov. 6 statewide ballot initiative to create an independent commission to redraw legislative and congressional districts to eliminate gerrymandering — will discuss the proposal.
  • Representatives of the 2018 Michigan Truth Tour — a project of Bridge Magazine, an online publication of the Center for Michigan — will inform students about critical issues facing Michigan voters on Nov. 6.
  • The League of Women Voters will register new voters.

For event information, contact Aimée Moran at 313-577-6140 or


Please contact Tom Reynolds at 313-577-8093 or


Tom Reynolds
Phone: (313) 577-8093