VCU Common Book Program 2015-2016




VCU’s Common Book Program supports and stimulates the academic and intellectual culture of VCU through a common reading experience. When first-year students attend orientation, they are given their own copies of the book and asked to read it before they return to campus in August. During Welcome Week, students exchange ideas on the book through small-group discussions led by a faculty member, university administrator, or upper-level student. Following Welcome Week, the program broadens to involve the entire University community in conversations, events, and other learning opportunities for the entire academic year.

For 2015-2016 and beyond, the Common Book Program is expanding to engage the entire University in topics aligned with our Quality Enhancement Plan, Learning That Matters: Building a Culture of Generalizable Education.

We are pleased to announce that the 2015-2016 Common Book will be The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore. 

As we read together this year, we’ll be sharing the experience on Twitter. Join in with your insights, questions, and impressions! #VCUWonderWoman

And check out these special VCU Libraries sites for resources and inspiration:



2015-16 VCU Common Book