Common Reading Experience

The goals of the Common Reading Experience are:

  • To spark conversation about important issues of intellectual, social, and moral significance.
  • To connect first-year students with faculty members from multiple disciplines around the university.
  • To build community among new students through intellectually-stimulating discussion.

What is the Common Reading Experience?

The Common Reading Experience includes a text that all incoming freshmen read, programming throughout the academic year tied to the themes of the text and incorporation of the text into some classes for first-year students.

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To facilitate a discussion of the Common Read on Friday, August 31, 2018: Sign Up will begin in May!