The First Year Reading Program is a new student’s introduction to the academic life of the university. Each year the selected books are integrated into foundation courses and Learning Communities as a way for students to engage with the book's themes both inside and outside the classroom. All UVM first-year students are required to read the selected book for the start of their first semester. Find your book based on your Learning Community assignment or if you are living off-campus below: 

Arts and Creativity - As Lie Is To Grin: A Novel, Simeon Marsalis

Cultural Crossroads - Black Is the Body, Emily Bernard

Honors College -Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehesi Coates

Innovation and Entrepreneurship - The Book of Beautiful Questions, Warren Berger

Liberal Arts ScholarsWhat The Best College Students Do, Ken Bain

Leadership and Social Change - Educated, Tara Westover

Outdoor Experience - The Nature Fix, Florence Williams

Sustainability - Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer

Wellness Environment - Notorious RBG, Irin Carmon & Shan Knizhnik

Off-CampusWhat The Best College Students Do, Ken Bain