Founding Fathers
The Founding Fathers debate in 1787

Constitution Day


Constitution Day is a national holiday celebrated to ensure that students in our country gain an increased knowledge and appreciation for the Constitution of the United States of America. Observed on September 17th of each year, the day coincides with the date that the delegates of the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia in 1787. In December 2004, the United States Congress passed legislation requiring that all educational institutions that receive federal funds implement educational programs relating to the United States Constitution in commemoration of Constitution Day.This year, the Financial Aid Office will recognize Constitution Day on Friday, September 16, 2016.

We ask that you take the opportunity on this day to expand your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, the document that provides the basis of our every day freedoms, and the foundation of our great country. 


  • To read more about Constitution day, including events occurring on this day and other learning resources, click HERE! (from


  • To read the full text of the U.S. Constitution in its entirety, click HERE! (from



How much do you really know about the Constitution? Take the quiz! Click HERE! 

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Please stop by the Financial Aid Office, located in Zug 208, on Friday, September 16, 2016  between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to receive a bookmark with the Bill of Rights.  Also, be sure to check out the online Etown calendar for other events being held on campus in accordance with Constitution Day. 


Upcoming Event:  

Constitution Day Presentation Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7 – 8:30pm

This will be the annual Constitution Day presentation, which will feature faculty, staff, and students speaking on the Constitutional implications of a potential Clinton or Trump presidency. All are welcome to attend, and there will be time for Q&A from the audience. Participating student groups include College Democrats, College Republicans, and YAL.

Location Esbenshade Gibble Auditorium

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to visit our office, email us at, or call at 717-361-1404.