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Constitution Day Celebrations

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:00am to 6:30pm

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Celebrate the anniversary of this remarkable event in history with offices from across campus.

This year's Constitution Day celebrations include a naturalization ceremony, reading of the Constitution, voter registration, and a panel discussion.

See the full schedule here:

Naturalization Ceremony & Reading of the Constitution

Located in the Grand Hallway of Dupré Library in front of Jazzman's Café

11 a.m. Naturalization Ceremony

11:40 a.m. Introductory Speaker: Dr. Jason Maloy
Dr. Maloy is the Kaliste Saloom endowed chair in political science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

11:45 a.m. Reading of the Constitution

Voter Registration
Throughout the morning's activities, the League of Women Voters of Lafayette will have a voter registration table set up in Dupré Library.

Panel Discussion

Immigration, Asylum, and Separation of Families: A Campus Conversation

5 p.m. in the Vermilion Room at the UL Lafayette Student Union.

Panel participants include:

  • Dr. Elise Franklin, history professor
  • Dr. Richard Frankel, history professor
  • Anna Grand, immigration lawyer for Pecararo Law Firm in Lafayette
  • Dr. Paula Zeanah, research director at Cecil Picard Center for Child Development

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking for Constitution Day is available in the Girard Park Circle Parking Garage.

Questions and comments should be directed to Dr. Pearson Cross at or 337-482-6162.


Thanks to Constitution Day sponsors:

  • Constitution Day Committee
  • University Honors Program
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of the Arts
  • League of Women Voters of Lafayette
  • Student Government Association
  • Office of Student Affairs
  • Office for Campus Diversity
Primary sponsor: 
College of Liberal Arts
College of the Arts
Honors Program
Office of Diversity
Student Affairs
Student Government Association
Multiple sites across campus

The naturalization ceremony and reading of the Constitution will take place in Dupré Library in front of Jazzman's Café.

The panel discussion will take place in the UL Lafayette Student Union in the Vermilion Room.

Event contact email: 
Event contact phone: 
(337) 482-6162
Event target audience: 
General public
Event open to: 
General public
Admission info: