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Celebrate Constitution Day–September 17th

What is Constitution Day?

Educational institutions throughout the United States celebrate the anniversary of the completion of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. This day came about due to Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia’s desire to increase student knowledge of the United States Constitution. Something he felt they were lacking. In 2004 the amendment passed by both the House and Senate, establishing the annual federal observance of Constitution Day. The law requires all educational institutions receiving federal funds implement educational programs relating to the United States Constitution on September 17th of each year.

Don’t Miss These Fun Facts and Constitution Day Programs

Click here to get The Interactive Constitution App for FREE - constitutional experts interact with each other to explore the Constitution’s history and what it means today.

Watch Educational Video Lessons Created and produced by the National Constitution Center who bring America’s democracy and the stories of “We the People” to life.

Learn more about each of our Founding Fathers here.  Who are these men, and where did they come from?

On Campus Events

Please join us Monday, Sept. 16, 7-9pm, in the Todd Multi-purpose Room of the Library where professors Rowly Brucken, Mark Boonshoft, and Jason Jagemann will be presenting a discussion/panel entitled “Is There a Right to Vote in the United States?” Where they explain the history of voting in the U.S., including how the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court, and state laws have defined, interpreted, limited, and ignored this democratic cornerstone since 1787.

Everybody gets into the act

Whether you spell it theater or theatre, Pegasus Players at Norwich University has been an integral part of student life on campus for more than a century. Norwich gives students opportunities to study theatre academically and produce live performances.

Pegasus Players, Norwich University’s oldest continuously operating student organization, typically produces two performances a year. The performances rotate every two years between musicals, comedies and serious dramas and classics. The troupe also produces student play festivals, featuring original works written and directed by students, and Norwich Voices for International Women's Day, a spoken-word event about women's issues on campus and around the world.

Norwich’s theatre program welcomes students with little or no theatre experience, and new students have opportunities to quickly advance to leadership roles. First-year students can earn leading roles and students can become lead designers, technical director, associate producers, playwrights and even directors as early as their sophomore years. Norwich offers formal internships and apprenticeships in these areas for our highest-performing students. Consequently, theatre students can quickly develop professional-level skills and leadership abilities that will benefit their careers after graduation. 

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At home at Mack Hall

The theatre program, housed in the 400-seat Mack Hall auditorium, offers formal theatre courses at least once a year, including classes on acting, technical theatre, introduction to theatre, Shakespeare and interdisciplinary theatre. Every semester, we offer the one-credit Play Production course, which lets students gain course credit while working on theatre productions. 

Recent performances

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  • The New World Order by Harold Pinter
  • Cabaret, the musical 
  • Cry Havoc! by Stephan Wolfert (guest performance)
  • Norwich Voices for International Women’s Day (student spoken-word event)
  • Pegasus Player’s Short Play Festival
  • The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”(guest performance)
  • In Love and Warcraft
  • Intrusion, written and performed by Qurrat Ann Kadwani (guest performance)


For over a century, theatre has been an integral and lively part of student life on the Norwich campus. Founded in 1927, the Pegasus Players are the oldest continuously operating student group on campus. Pegasus students stage multiple performances each year ranging from classical to contemporary to musicals. Recent productions include Harold Pinter’s Party Time.




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For two centuries, the Norwich legacy has been measured by the impact of its graduates. Get ready to add your name to that legacy. As members of the Class of 2019, yours will be the shoulders on which our third century will stand. Well done.

This is a milestone to share with loved ones. Here you will find details about ticketing, scheduling, and more.

Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Shapiro Field House
Doors open at 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12 at 9:00 a.m.
Shapiro Field House
Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

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