Constitution and Citizenship Day

Constitution and Citizenship Day

By Section 111 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 (Public Law 108-447), any institution of higher education that receives any Federal funding for a fiscal year must hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for students served by the institution.

Section 111 requires the Constitution Day (sometimes called Constitution and Citizenship Day) be held on September 17 of each year, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution in Philadelphia, PA. However, when September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week.

Mayland Community College adheres to this requirement by holding academic events surrounding the importance of the signing of the Constitution. For more information regarding the United States Constitution, please see the following links.

"Constitution of the United States"