First-Year Summer Reading Program

An important part of incoming students' preparation for this fall is your summer reading assignment. Colleges and universities are discovering that students get more out of their college experience if they truly connect with their campus. Summer readings can help jump-start those connections. Through summer reading programs, students and faculty read a book in common over the summer. At the beginning of the fall semester, some structured discussions of the book, as well as the informal discussions that inevitably occur when people have read the same book or seen the same movie, accomplish two goals — they provide a shared experience that can begin the process of community building and they provide an opportunity for new students to get their first taste of what a college-level discussion is like and how it is different from anything they have experienced before.

Please check back later for information regarding the 2015 summer reading book.