Annual UW Constitution Reading

An annual program to learn about and reflect on the U.S. Constitution, sponsored by the University of Washington Libraries

2023 Annual UW Constitution Reading

Friday, October 6th, 2023
Suzzallo Reading Room, 12-1:30 pm

Register to Read!

As part of the Federal requirement to provide educational programming on the US Constitution aligned with the national Constitution Day and Citizenship Day*, the UW Libraries holds an annual Constitution read aloud event. We welcome students, faculty, staff and community members to join us in reading the full text of the Constitution, including some very special guest speakers!

This community-led reading allows us to critically examine the historical and contemporary significance this document holds within our society.

In fall 2023, UW Reads the Constitution will return to an in-person reading in front of the Suzzallo Reading Room on Friday, October 6th from 12-1:30 pm.

*Because UW is not in session during this day, the Libraries hosts this celebration in October, when students and faculty are back on campus.

2022 Event

Constitution Day 2022

2022 Event Recording (Link to YouTube)

Photos from the 2017 & 2018 UW Constitution read alouds