Several special presentations and events are planned to kick off the fall semester. From discussions of emergency preparedness to reflections on America’s history, laws and people, there is an event for everyone in September.

Rock The Vote!Working Class StudiesConstitution Day
Emergency Preparedness FairDebate Watching Party

Rock The Vote!

Register to vote in upcoming elections at any of the remaining Rock The Vote! events planned Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 7-8.

Each event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration drives are Wednesday, Sept. 7 in the Spring Creek Campus Atrium and Thursday, Sept. 8 in the Central Park Campus Atrium. The initial event was held on Preston Ridge Campus on Sept. 6.

To be eligible to register to vote in Texas, individuals must:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be a resident of the county
  • be 18 years old (may register at 17 years and 10 months)
  • not be a convicted felon (unless a person’s sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
  • not be declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law

For more information, visit, call 972.881.5927 or e-mail

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Working-Class Studies

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies will host its annual Labor Day kick-off event from 1-2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 in the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center.

Professors Lupita Murillo Tinnen and Byrd Williams will present “Photographs and the Integrity of Authorship.” A discussion and a question and answer session will follow the presentation.

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Constitution Day

Celebrate the birth of “a more perfect union” with Collin College’s recognition of Constitution Day, Friday, Sept. 16 and Tuesday, Sept. 20. Events are planned for each of the college’s three main campuses.

The United States Constitution was signed by 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1787, putting in place a framework which would succeed the previous Articles of Confederation and setting the stage for our modern nation. In 2004, Congress designated Sept. 17 as a day to commemorate that historic moment in the founding of our nation.

Spring Creek Campus will kick off the festivities with a reading of the U.S. Constitution by drama students in the campus’s atrium at 11 a.m., Sept. 16. A live Federalist/Anti-Federalist debate will follow the reading of the Constitution. In addition, comment boards will be available for students to express opinions on Constitutional issues from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. and a food truck will be available.

Central Park Campus will host a talk titled “The Constitution and the Question of Abortion,” presented by Professor William Geisler from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in that campus’s conference center.

Preston Ridge Campus will host a fast-paced, informative, Constitution-themed Family Feud game show from 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the campus’s conference center

For more information, visit, call 972.881.5927 or e-mail

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Emergency Preparedness Fairs

The college’s annual Emergency Preparedness Fairs will help students and community members plan for natural disasters and potential man-made threats on all three major campuses, Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 20-22.

Students and all area residents are invited to attend any or all of the fairs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each day to learn about emergency preparedness, meet and greet with local organizations and discover places to volunteer.  Emergency Preparedness Fairs will run as follows:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Preston Ridge Campus Quad (Founder’s Hall if raining).
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Spring Creek Campus Atrium
  • Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Central Park Campus Atrium

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit, call 972.881.5927 or e-mail

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Debate Watching Party

So, you’ve registered to vote. You have gotten a dose of constitutional theory. You may have even prepared for the worst if your candidate of choice doesn’t win.

Now join fellow students and staff for a watching party in the first presidential debate of 2016 from 7-9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, at each of the college’s three main campuses. The events, sponsored by the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement, will be held in the Central Park Campus Conference Center, the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center and the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center.

Be sure to check the college calendar for other events that may be of interest.