In addition to the primary freshman reading book selection, President Holland selects
a classical selection for those students who desire to engage with a more complex
text at a higher intellectual level.
The classical selection for 2016-2017 is William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. One of Shakespeare's final plays, The Winter's Tale may arguably be his best tragicomedy. Since it's first performance in the early 17th century, it has been a favorite of directors and audiences alike.
The classical selection is also incorporated each year into UVU's Honors Program activities and presented in a theatrical production by UVU's theater department.