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The First-Year Reading Experience

The 21st Annual First-Year Reading Experience will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 in the Carolina Coliseum. During summer orientation, students are provided with a copy of the 2014 selection, The Circle by Dave Eggers.

The book includes a reader’s guide to prompt reflection after reading as well as prepare students for small group discussions that will take place at the First-Year Reading Experience.

On the morning of the event, all first-year students will gather at the Carolina Coliseum at 8:30 am, and Dr. Helen Doerpinghaus, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, will welcome everyone. We are excited to announce that this year’s keynote speaker is the author of The Circle, Dave Eggers. Following the keynote address, students will participate in small group discussions of the text.


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

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