Common Read 2023

About the Common Read

The purpose of the Common Read program is to build community among students, faculty, staff, and the community, helping us get to know one another and connect to the University’s mission and core values.  

All first-year students read the book as part of their courses, and all members of the USJ community are invited to read along. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are invited to attend events that help us dig deeper into the topics and themes of the chosen book.

Common Read 2023
Coming soon

New events will be added during the fall semester.  Bookmark this page for details!

Common Read 2022:

Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

By Rebekah Taussig

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*Common Read events count for USJ Cares and Residential Life Priority Points. Be sure to sign in at events to receive credit for attendance!


Contact Kaitlin Walsh or Christina Flood, Common Read Committee Co-Chairs.

The Fall 2022 Common Read Program was supported in part by the NEH Humanities and Arts Fund at the University of Saint Joseph.

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