About UO Common Reading

"I think that author visits are very influential for future students. There is a lot of value in hearing an author’s experience in person as well as when reading their book."

   -A First-Year Student

About the Program

Common Reading at UO began in 2009 as an initiative of the Clark Honors College. In 2014, it expanded to include all first-year students. Common Reading is now coordinated by the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success and has had support from the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the Division of Student Life, the Division of Equity and Inclusion, and the Center for the Study of Women in Society among others.

Although the selection changes each year, Common Reading is always about building community, enriching curriculum, and engaging research through the shared experience of an important work.

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First-Year Programs
5256 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5256

Office: Oregon Hall, Room 107