We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

In 2004, the 108th Congress of the United States passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005, Public Law 108-447. In that Act, Congress directed that educational institutions receiving federal funding must provide educational programming on the U.S. Constitution September 17th of every year. September 17th is the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Under the Department of Education Notice of Implementation of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September 17 of Each Year, 70 Fed.Rg. 29727, May 24, 2005, "when September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week."

The purpose of this webpage is to celebrate and recognize the freedoms provided for in the Constitution, to provide the University community with information about scheduled Constitution Day events, and to provide links to educational resources to learn more about the U.S. Constitution.



Naturalization Proceedings
We welcomed 100 new citizens.
Friday, September 4, 2015

Constitution Day at Memorial Stadium
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Constitution Day on Social Media
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Annual Constitution Day Program at the Dole Institute of Politics
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 - 7:30pm

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