Table of Contents


Information for specific audiences:


Overview of the Program

How can I recommend a book?
We welcome nominations for the review of the book selection committee. If you are interested in recommending a text, please complete the recommendation form.

How do I get the book?
All first-year students should receive a copy of the book at orientation. If you are a first-year student and did not receive a book, please contact us at or by calling (803) 777-6029.



Do I have to read the book?
It is the expectation of the Office of the Provost that you read the book and attend FYRE programming. FYRE is designed to give you a common intellectual experience where you can learn from the author, your instructors, and peers.


Other important links:

Columbia, SC 29208 • 803-777-2808 •