For Students

Announcing the Common Reading Experience Peer Leader Position

The Common Reading Experience Program in the Office of New Student and Parent Programs is excited to announce a fantastic new student leadership opportunity! The Common Reading Experience Peer Leaders will assist New Student and Parent Programs staff in the coordination and implementation of the Common Reading Experience program throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. The purpose of the CRE Peer Leader program is to aid new students in their academic transition to the University by connecting them to peers who serve as resources and role models for academic excellence, have a passion for learning, and serve as positive student representatives of the program. CRE Peer Leaders will have the opportunity to serve on the CRE Selection and Programming Committees, collaborate with staff and campus partners to coordinate and implement CRE co-curricular programs, and assist in the marketing and promotions of the CRE. For additional information on the CRE Peer Leader position and online application, please click here.

QLC Assignment

All students will receive a FREE copy of this year's Common Reading Experience book at their Advising Conference. Be sure to finish reading the book and complete your QLC Assignment by August 23, 2013 in preparation for the book discussion all new students will have with their K Team during K-Week. Also, don't forget to look for programming and events (link to the programming page) related to the book throughout the year!

Where Am I Wearing? Reading Guide

Click here for a reading guide to this year's book.

CRE Contest Information

QLC Contest

If you are a first-year student, you are eligible to enter your QLC for a chance to win front row seats and a fast pass to meet Kelsey Timmerman, author of Where Am I Wearing?, during his author lecture in October!

Entering is simple! During your CRE discussion in your K Team meeting on August 27th, simply tell your K Crew leader you would like to submit your QLC to be entered into the QLC Common Reading Contest.

Office of New Student and Parent Programs professional staff will pick the top QLC finalists based on originality, critical thinking, creativity, and demonstration of general reading comprehension. Finalist QLC's will then be sent to Kelsey Timmerman, and he will select the winner. The winner of the contest will be announced on September 19th.

The grand prize winner will receive 2 VIP front row seats for Kelsey's author lecture on October 15th, as well as a fast pass to meet Kelsey and get a copy of the book signed following the lecture. In addition, the winner's QLC will be featured on the New Student and Parent Programs website. Please note: Only QLC's submitted to K Crew leaders at the CRE discussion will be accepted.