Office of Undergraduate Education

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Sept. 16 at WSU


Every year on September 17, Constitution Day and Citizenship Day are observed at Washington State University and other institutions across America.


The special day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.  In observance in 2011, when the 17th day of September falls on a Saturday, it is being celebrated on campus on Sept. 16.

A variety of resources for online versions of the U.S. Constitution, information about the document and its signing, and related teaching materials are found on the Government Documents page on the WSU Libraries website.  The Riverpoint Library, at WSU Spokane, is featuring Constitution displays and materials for check out.


Observances in 2011

"Virtual Exhibit: Ratification of the U.S. Constitution, 1787-1791," by the WSU Libraries

The Foley Institute will distribute copies of the U.S. Constitution Friday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Terell Mall.


Observances in Previous Years

Constitution Copies Distributed by Foley Institute   (WSU Today story)


WSU Libraries Atrium Display
WSU Spokane Constitution Quiz
The Foley Institute distributed U.S. Constitution dopies on Terrell Mall, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (2010)

WSU Libraries Constitution Day web page

Terrell Library Atrium "Influences on the United States Constitution" exhibit, Sept. 14-24

WSU Spokane digital display

Riverpoint Library U.S. Constitution display


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