Auburn University’s Common Book program, was started in Fall 2010 as a way to provide incoming first-year students with a common educational experience to introduce them to the Auburn family. Students are asked to read the book prior to coming to campus in August. The book is then incorporated into Welcome Week, academic classes, and programming throughout September beginning with a visit by the book’s author who is invited to speak to the Auburn campus and local community and participate in a book-signing. Campus offices, academic departments, and student clubs and organizations plan educational and social activities around the themes of the book while faculty members are encouraged to incorporate the book in to their curriculum during fall and spring semesters.The Auburn community is encouraged to participate in programming made available throughout September including service projects, discussion groups, interactive programming, and guest speakers. Stay up to date on events by following @AUCommonBook on social media including: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and on our homepage.
For a text to be considered as a common book, it must meet the following criteria:
Please email the AU Common Book program for future book nominations.