Office of the University Registrar

Constitution Day 2020

We invite you to join us in celebrating this landmark moment in our nation’s history with the 2020 UW Constitution Read Aloud, beginning at noon on Friday, October 9, 2020.

Log in, listen, and learn! Zoom link provided by the UW Libraries on October 8. Seattle campus calendar embed link.

Reader Participation

See what’s involved with being a reader.

Why a Constitution Day?

“[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

Because the University is not in session on September 17th, the UW Libraries staged its 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.