Common Reading


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Share a Story.
Share an Experience.

Common reading creates community among first-year students and across campus. Each year, incoming students are presented with an engaging selection, often a book, that will be the focus of a campus-wide discussion. Enjoy the opportunity to meet authors, have lively discussions with peers, and experience the piece in and outside of the classroom.

Participate and Explore! 

Who engages with UO Common Reading?

of incoming students participate with Common Reading in a class, residence hall, or co-curricular experience


Students and faculty share an intellectual experience across academic disciplines


The campus community unites around exploring a common theme


Students are invited to explore academic research and critical inquiry