Common Read gets all freshmen on the same page.
The goals of the Common Read Program are to create a common academic experience for first year students, and promote discussion which engages the campus community. The Common Read will be required for new students enrolled in the First Year Seminar. Our hope is that faculty, staff and current students will also choose to read the selected book. Programming opportunities will be developed which relate to the book's themes.
For five years, the University Library has partnered with Student Services and Academic Services to provide the Common Read as part of the University's Freshman Experience Program. In addition to serving on the Common Read Selection Committee, the Library provides the Common Read webpage that features information about the selected book, its author, major themes, and how to obtain assistance from Library Staff. Students have made this one of the most visited pages on the UNH website.