Texas A&M Honors Constitution Week Sept. 16-22
Texas A&M University proudly showcases a weeklong celebration to mark the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.
Born of dedication and service to country, the document was signed Sept. 17, 1787 and guarantees the free
doms that allow generations of students to flourish and learn. Texas A&M joins educators and students across the country to honor the founding document that created the framework for America’s success. Please join us for celebrations planned throughout the week of Sept. 16-22.
2019 Constitution Week Events:
Constitution Week: Sept. 16-22
- University Libraries are offering free pocket copies of the Constitution at the Evans Library, Medical Science Library and Business Library and Collaboration Commons.
Monday, Sept. 16
- 11 p.m. – KAMU-TV will broadcast Inventing America: Making a Nation, highlighting enactments of Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and John Adams and discussing the lead up to the Declaration of Independence.
Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Constitution Day
- 12 to 1 p.m. – University Libraries will host a brown bag luncheon screening of Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote in Evans Library, Room 204E. The 26-minute documentary from American Public Television chronicles the dramatic vote to ratify the 19th Amendment and the years of debate about women’s suffrage that preceded it.
- 3 p.m. – Texas A&M University will join institutions across the nation in Bells Across America playing patriotic music on the Albritton Bell Tower Carillon bells.
- 8 p.m. – The Department of Political Science will host Constitutional Trivia with prizes and a guest appearance by State Rep. John Raney in the Allen Building, Room 2115.
- 11 p.m. – KAMU-TV will broadcast Inventing America: Making a Government, portraying the Founding Fathers telling the story behind the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
- 5:30 p.m. – The MSC Wiley Lecture Series will present Crime Scene DNA Collection and the 4th Amendment, a presentation about the use of DNA in criminal cases and related Constitutional concerns, by Sandra Thompson, director of the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. Admission is free; MSC 2405.
- 11 p.m. – KAMU-TV will broadcast Inventing America: Liberty For All, revealing the inside story of the debate to form the Constitution and how that led to the Bill of Rights.
Friday, Sept. 20
Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young will sign a Constitution Proclamation with Student Body President Mikey Jaillet and representatives from the Daughters of the American Revolution.
- 11 p.m. – KAMU-TV will broadcast The U.S. Constitution with 85th District Court Judge J. D. Langley.
Saturday, Sept. 21
- The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band will showcase patriotic music and excerpts from the Preamble of the Constitution during the halftime show at the Auburn game.
Sunday, Sept. 22
12 a.m. – KAMU-TV will air encore presentations of the Inventing America series.
About Constitution Day
On May 24, 2005, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement in the U.S. Department of Education announced that, pursuant to legislation passed by Congress, educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year.
The Provost’s Office works in concert with campus and community groups each year to recognize Constitution Week. In 2007, the College Station campus began a cooperative relationship with the La Villita Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to recognize Constitution Week at Texas A&M and in the Bryan-College Station community.