Constitution Reading

Annual reading of the U.S. Constitution, sponsored by the University of Washington Libraries

UW Reads the Constitution

Read the Constitution aloud with us!
Friday, October 5, 2018
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Suzzallo Library third floor, outside the Reading Room

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Constitution Day at the University of Washington

"[E]ach educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution." - Section 111 of Division J of Pub L. 108-447. See Federal requirement for Constitution Day and more background on Constitution Day & Citizenship Day from the Law Library of Congress

Because the University is not in session on September 17th, the UW Libraries staged the first Constitution reading in October 2006. We were inspired and excited by the energy of the event, with participants vowing to read the Constitution every year. Since then, we have held readings every autumn quarter.

Preparing to read the Constitution, 2006Checking in to read the ConstitutionListening to the Constitution
Photo: Kathy Sauber, 2006