Freshman Connections

Freshman Common Reader

The Freshman Common Reading and Writing Experience serves as the first academic assignment for incoming freshmen. Students receive a copy of the book during summer orientation along with support materials. Students are required to complete the related online writing assignment before arriving on campus and then participate in small group discussions following Freshman Convocation. The book is used in a variety of fall semester classes and sets the theme for the Freshman Connections learning community programming. The author of the book visits campus during September and presents a free public lecture.   

Anand Giridharadas and Rais Bhuiyan, The True American

Meet both Anand Giridharadas and Rais Bhuiyan September 20th in Emens Auditorium at 7:30pm. The event is Free and Open to the public.