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Date Change to December 12 for Naturalization Ceremony at Goodwin College

EAST HARTFORD – In observance of the National Day of Mourning on December 5 for the passing of President George H. W. Bush, the Naturalization Ceremony scheduled at Goodwin College has been moved to Wednesday, December 12.

At 9:30 a.m. on December 12, Goodwin College will host a Naturalization Ceremony on behalf of the US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). This momentous occasion for new American citizens will take 60 to 90 minutes in the Goodwin Auditorium at One Riverside Drive in East Hartford, and will be presided over by the Honorable Alvin W. Thompson, United States Judge for the District of Connecticut, past Goodwin Commencement speaker, and honorary degree recipient.

As part of the public ceremony, elementary school students from the Riverside Magnet School at Goodwin College are set to begin the ceremony by leading a rendition of the National Anthem. The young students are also scheduled to lead the newly naturalized American citizens in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Students from the Goodwin College community will also give readings as part of the ceremony, with opening remarks from Goodwin President Mark Scheinberg.

Members of the media are welcome to attend.