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​Freshman Common Reading Program Objectives

The Freshman Common Reading Program is expected:

  • To strengthen the academic community and create opportunities for intellectual engagement and depth in learning through carefully selected common readings that pose multiple or differing perspectives and questions, followed by theme-oriented academic and co-curricular activities throughout the year;
  • To establish an intellectually stimulating environment that is both informal and structured, setting a tone for intellectual engagement among our new students;
  • To create a more academic focus to New Student Orientation; and
  • To provide opportunities for an enhanced Academic Convocation that includes meaningful ways for the entire college community, including students, faculty, and staff, to participate in the program
Catholic and Dominican

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