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 15 and Monday September 18, 2017.

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 15 or Monday, September 18, 2017  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 Tuesday September 18, 2018, 7pm

The Constitution Day Lecture will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the BLR in Steinman. Dr. Steven B. Lichtman, associate professor and pre-law advisor at Shippensburg University will deliver a talk entitled "Religion and the Constitution." His research has been published in the Penn State Law Review, the Maryland Law Review, and more. Please join us for an interesting and timely conversation about the Constitution, religion and law in America.

Location BLR in Steinman

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