Constitution Day on September 17
September 17 is Constitution Day, commemorating the formation and signing of the US Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787. It recognizes all who, born in the US or by naturalization, have become citizens. In 2004, under Senator Robert Byrd's urging, Congress changed the designation of this day to "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day." You can learn more about the US Constitution on the US National Archives website.
In recognition of Constitution Day, join the University of Minnesota in celebrating with the following events:
- Crookston campus: Interactive Event in the Northern Lights Lounge on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- "The Racial Origins and Consequences of the Electoral College" on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.