The Common Reading Program at Providence College was established in 2010 with the goal of extending student perspectives beyond the typical PC educational and cultural experience. Using a common text that is read by all incoming freshman and transfer students, the Common Reading Program connects the campus community by encouraging intellectual exchange on a specific theme. Throughout the year, academic and co-curricular activities and assignments are built around the theme and the entire College community (students, faculty, staff) engages in meaningful conversations around the reading.
This archive is designed to provide a record of student scholarship created around the common reading. The archive will highlight annual common reading essay contest winners as well as additional student work that demonstrates intellectual engagement and depth in learning around the annual common reading content.
- Not currently represented: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer (Class of 2015)
For more on the Common Reading Program visit: https://academics.providence.edu/common-reading/.