Commemorating the U.S. Constitution
On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the Constitution. In 2004, Congress enacted a law setting September 17 as the official federal observance of “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day”, commonly known as Constitution Day. The act mandates that all publicly-funded educational institutions and all federal agencies provide educational programming on the Constitution. In 2005, the Department of Education announced that this law applies to any school receiving federal funds of any kind.
A UM education has the ability to transform the lives of our students and empower them to create substantive and positive impact in our state, our nation, and the world. We are proud to offer Constitution Day programming in support of students across Montana.