Each year incoming freshmen are assigned a “Common Reading” book, and one afternoon and evening of orientation are devoted to a presentation and many small-group discussions about that book. Each small-group is lead by a faculty or staff facilitator as well as a current student co-facilitator, and this will be my second time participating as a facilitator. Last year was a blast, and I have high hopes for this year.
This year, for the first time, the common reading book is in graphic form. We’ll all be reading “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi, and I just got my copies, along with some starter discussion questions. Time to start gearing up for incoming freshmen!