Your son or daughter will soon be attending UVU. As a parent, you are likely experiencing many of the same feelings of pride, nervousness, and excitement as your child. While you and your family savor the last few pre-university months, we are busy preparing to welcome your student to the UVU community with many interesting and thought-provoking programs, which will take place during new student orientation and beyond. One such activity is the Freshman Reading Program.
The Freshman Reading Program will serve as your student's introduction into the world of academia. This summer, before fall classes start, new freshmen will read the book, The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown (and, The Winter's Tale, by William Shakespeare, if they take the extra challenge). They will then have the opportunity to attend a book discussion lead by President Holland, and hear and meet author Daniel James Brown, this coming fall. In so doing, incoming students will receive a taste of the exciting academic and intellectual adventures yet to come.
The President’s book discussions take place on September 7th and September 13th for The Boys in the Boat (students should choose and attend only one), and September 14th for The Winter's Tale. All discussions begin at 7:00 p.m. at the President’s campus home. Daniel James Brown will be speaking on campus at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1st in the Ragan Theater.
Additional events are being planned throughout the academic year. Check the “Events” link for details.
The Freshman Reading Program aims:
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