Common Reading Program
The Common Reading Program provides a shared first year experience for all new students (first years and transfers) that sets high academic expectations for students from the onset of their undergraduate career. It engages students, faculty, and staff in a common intellectual experience through year-long programming. The Common Read intends to stimulate discussion, critical thinking, and classroom integration.
New 2013-2014 Book!
We are pleased to announce that the 2013-14 Common Reading Program book will be No Impact Man by Colin Beavan. This book was chosen by a committee of students, faculty, and staff for its ability to engage the University community in discussion and inquiry relevant to student, University, and societal values.
All incoming new students for the 2013-14 academic year will receive a free copy of the book during the summer orientation program (STAR) and will participate in programs related to the book throughout the year. We'd like to encourage the entire Purdue community to participate in this common experience along with the new students. We hope faculty will consider using No Impact Man in their courses and that co-curricular offices will incorporate it in their programs and events.
Faculty who agree to incorporate the book into one of their courses can request a free copy on the Common Reading Program website.