Receiving and Working with the Book

Who Gets the Book

Each incoming first-year student receives a copy of the common reading during their IntroDUCKtion session during the summer or before the start of Fall term. Unfortunately, we cannot provide a book to every student on campus. Please check The Duck Store or other retailers to obtain a copy, or check one out for free from the UO Library!

Faculty, campus partners, and other UO Staff can request a copy of the book in order to prepare curriculum/course content, programming, resources, or involvement with students who will be reading the book. We ask that you be mindful of our limited reserves of books–but if we can help, we will!

Community members and others who are interested in the book may purchase one through various retailers or borrow one from their local library.

Who Teaches or Works with the Book

Lots of people! Common reading has a community of campus partners including the FIG Program, Residence Life, the Clark Honors College, and academic departments across campus to name a few.

Are you a faculty or staff member  who’s considering teaching or working with the book? Does your office frequently have the book or its content come up in your work with students? Please let us know! We work to help connect those who are working with the book to related resources, events, and opportunities, as well as connecting students to various ways they can participate. To request a review copy of the book, simply use the form linked below.

Please note when requesting a copy of Clade, the UO Common Reading book selected for 2020-2021, that review copies will not be available immediately as we are still working with publishers to finalize the version we will be using.  Thank you for your patience in receiving a response.