Common Reading Experience

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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.

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.

Common Reading Experience Text Selection Committee Interest Form

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2018 Selection