First year students are asked to purchase and read the book prior to coming to campus in August. The book is then incorporated into Welcome Week, academic classes, and programming throughout the year including a visit by the book’s author. The author is invited to campus to speak to the Auburn family and meet the winners of the writing contest. Student clubs and organizations plan social and educational activities around the themes of the book and many faculty members choose to incorporate the book into their curriculum in Fall and Spring terms.
The Auburn community is encouraged to participate in programming made available throughout the year including film series, service projects, conferences, and guest speakers. Stay up to date on events by following Auburn Connects! on Facebook or viewing the events calendar online.
Selection of the Common Book
Beginning with the Fall 2015 book selection, books will be nominated by the Auburn community. Once the nominations are received, the committee of faculty, staff, and students will review the books and develop a list of five candidates to recommend to the Provost. The Provost then narrows the books down to two and asks the student body to make the final selection during the Student Government Association elections in Spring.
For a text to be considered as a common book, it must meet the following criteria:
If you are interested in nominating a book, click here for more details.