Common Reading Program
The Common Reading Program provides all incoming first-year and transfer students the opportunity to have a shared intellectual experience and a chance to explore themes and issues connected to civic life as they begin their time at Tufts. Each year, a committee of students, faculty, and staff selects a common book for all incoming Jumbos that we hope will foster conversation, engender a sense of community, and become one of many ways that incoming students connect to each other during their first semester at the University. The Common Reading Program is supported by Tisch College and by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Students.
Students receive online access to the book. Please read the book in mid-summer and are encouraged to read it before they arrive at Tufts so that they can discuss it with their peers, orientation leaders, and advisors. Events featuring the common book's authors and other opportunities to engage with its context will follow throughout the Fall.
2017 Common Reading Book: The Outrage Industry
Click below for full instructions on how to access your free online copy of The Outrage Industry.
For more information contact Robert Mack, Associate Dean for Student Success and Advising, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Book for the School of Medicine
A copy of the book was sent to each incoming Tufts medical student, and Dr. Gawande will be on campus to address the students on Friday, September 15.
For more information contact Jennifer Greer-Morrissey, the Tisch College-TUSM Community Service-Learning Coordinator, at email@example.com.