The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host events on Friday, Sept. 16, to celebrate Constitution Day.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is observed each year to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”
On Friday the Central Library will distribute pocket Constitutions and display documents in the main lobby from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and serve cake in the afternoon. All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to participate. The Massey Law Library will distribute pocket Constitutions and hand out cookies to law students from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information about Constitution Day, visit these resources:
- National Archives and Records Administration
- The Library of Congress
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- U.S. Census Bureau
In addition, National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 20. To make the voting process easier for the Vanderbilt community, the university partners with TurboVote, an online service that walks users through the voter registration process, allows them to check their voter registration, or sign up for election-related reminders. Access Vanderbilt’s TurboVote platform.