Your First Year

About the Read

The Keker First Year Common Read is designed to introduce new students to the intellectual life of UNCG.  The  Keker First Year Common Read, offered through New Student & Spartan Family Programs, is an opportunity for new students to become immersed into the UNCG academic environment prior to arriving on campus in the fall. Students have the opportunity to read a  summer read book and engage in curricular and co-curricular learning through classroom discussions and special programs.

The Keker First Year Common Read is a dynamic program offered to new, incoming UNCG students that provides:

  • An introduction to academic expectations and intellectual engagement;
  • A common experience with peers and faculty;
  • Opportunities for self-reflection, critical thinking, and community involvement;
  • A powerful, meaningful, and fun experience in a student’s first year.

The Keker First Year Common Read supports the university’s mission by fostering intellectual inquiry to prepare students for meaningful lives and engaged citizenship.  The  Keker First Year Common Read aims to support a collaborative effort on-campus and in the surrounding community to bring about a combined positive effect enhancing student learning, success, and retention.

FYSR 2014

FYSR 2013

Click here to watch  the FYSR 2013 Chancellor Video.