- First-Year Summer Reading
- First-Year Summer Reading Essay Contest
- About the First-Year Summer Reading Book
- About the First-Year Summer Reading Author
- First-Year Summer Reading Student Resources
- First-Year Summer Reading Faculty/Staff Resources
- First-Year Summer Reading Questions to Consider
- Recommend a First-Year Summer Reading Book
- Past First-Year Summer Reading Books
First-Year Summer Reading
The Fall 2014 book selection is:
by Conor Grennan
During the summer prior to the start of their first semester at SLU, incoming students are expected to read a common book. The goals of the program include:
- Provides a shared intellectual experience that prepares incoming students to engage in discussion on various levels on an ongoing basis.
- Addresses questions and life issues being faced by incoming students.
- Either implicitly or explicitly introduces students to academic life and the uniqueness of Jesuit higher education, reflective of the mission of Saint Louis University.
- Provides opportunities for incoming students to dialogue with each other, and faculty and staff on campus.
Students will be further introduced to the concept of the first-year summer reading during SLU 101 summer orientation and will receive the book for free during their orientation visit to campus during the summer. All first-year students are expected to read it by the time they come to campus to participate in Fall Welcome, where they'll have the opportunity to discuss the reading in a small group of students led by a faculty/staff member.