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The First-Year Reading Experience

The 21st annual First-Year Reading Experience was held for the class of 2018 on August 18, 2014. A record number, 4780 students and over 400 discussion leaders and University 101 graduate leaders and peer leaders gathered in the Carolina Coliseum to be welcomed by Dr. Helen Doerpinghaus, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and hear from the author of The Circle, Dave Eggers.

Following an engaging presentation and a period of Q & A, students gathered in small groups with their Discussion Leaders in seminar classrooms across campus to continue to discuss the book and its relevance to the collegiate experience.

Plans for the 2015 First-Year Reading Experience are now underway and book nominations are welcome using the link to the left of the screen.

The Circle Book Poster - 2014 Reading Experience The Circle Book Cover - 2014 Reading Experience

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