Common Reading FAQs

Who will participate in the common reading program?
All first year students will participate in the common reading program.

When will the common reading discussions take place?
Common reading discussions will take place during Fall Orientation, primarily. However, theme from the books may be discussed in your First Year Seminar and throughout the year as part of other courses and the Exceptional Beginnings program.

What other programs, aside from small group discussions and panels at Fall Orientation, will be provided around the common reading throughout the year?
Programming around the common reading selection and the themes within it are currently being finalized. There are several programs being planned, including future discussion groups, faculty panels, speakers, and much more.

Is the book for the class?
Some First Year Seminar Classes may choose to use the common reading selection for class discussions and assignments.

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