What is 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 celebrate Constitution Day on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
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.
This year's Constitution Day Lecture will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The lecture is titled "Women's Suffrage in the U.S.: Reflections on the 100 Year Anniversary of the 19th Admendment." For more information, click here.
Learning Resources and Links
- To read more about Constitution day, including events occurring on this day and other learning resources, click here.
- To read the full text of the U.S. Constitution in its entirety, click here.
Interact with the Constitution
How much do you really know about the Constitution? Take the quiz! Click here.
Which founding father are you most like? Click here to find out!
Please stop by the Financial Aid Office, located in Zug 208, on Thursday, September 17, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to receive a bookmark with the Bill of Rights.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to visit our office, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (717) 361-1404.