Gonzaga Celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
For 235 years, the United States Constitution has remained the supreme law of the land. The processes and protections drafted in difficult negotiation over four months in the summer of 1787 have stood the test of time, and today make up the world’s oldest written national constitution.
On Saturday, September 17, we celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, observing the historic document and the foundation it lays for our citizenship.
On that day in 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign this historic document. Each year on September 17, Americans are encouraged to reflect on the freedoms afforded “We the People,” the remarkable document that has shaped our country for more than two centuries, and what it means to be a U.S. citizen.
Gonzaga annually celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day by supporting voter education and voter registration activities in partnership with Gonzaga Student Body Association (GSBA) and the Center for Community Engagement.
Thursday, September 15, 2022, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Hemmingson Rotunda
- Get a complimentary pocket-size Constitution booklet in the Hemmingson Rotunda and obtain information on how to update your voter registration information and vote absentee in your home state.
Friday, September 16, 2022, 4-7 p.m., Logan Block Party, Mission Park
- What is the Logan Block Party?
- Voter Registration Table hosted by the GSBA
- League of Women Voters Table
Can't make it? Watch for voter registration information in the Gonzaga Bulletin.
Additional resources & Links:
- The Annenberg Guide to the United States Constitution
- The National Constitution Center: The Interactive Constitution
- The National Constitution Center: Constitution Day
- Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
- National Archives