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About TTU's Common Book Program

The Common Book program at Tennessee Tech University creates a shared reading experience for all incoming first-year students, faculty, many staff members, and student leaders. A committee of faculty, staff, and a community representative select from over 20 books each year in an effort to find a significant contemporary work to read the next year. The incoming freshman class will receive a free copy of this book during their summer orientation (SOAR) session.

Common Book Mission

The Common Book Project challenges students to broaden their personal perspectives through participation in a university and community wide conversation among faculty and students around a single text.

University Connections Instructors

If you are teaching a UNIV 1020 or equivalent course Fall 2015, copies will be available soon for pick-up. This year's book is applicable to all academic disciplines and students. For more information on the selection, visit "About Selection."