Welcome, First-Year Students!

Common Reading Mark Final

There’s a lot awaiting you here at UO. One of the exciting offerings you’ll get to participate in from the start is the Common Reading program. You’ll receive a copy of the Common Reading book at IntroDUCKtion and read it during the summer. Starting when you arrive on campus for fall term, you’ll join in events and discussions (both in and outside of class) around this book.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates is the 2016–17 book

 A few resources to get you started:

UO Common Reading Reflection Guide

Between the World and Me & the Class of 2020 IntroDUCKtion video providing reading tips

Book review by Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

Section-by-section reading guide by Howard Rambsy, professor of literature at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with student comments

Video clip from black-ish sitcom episode “Hope” featuring Between the World and Me and its questions

Want more? Check out additional resources for the book!