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    The 2021 Common Read

Freshman Common Reading Program

The Common Read program is on hold for the 2022-2023 academic year as we take time to assess the direction the program should take in order to serve CSUN students and align with the strategic priorities of the university.
A committee has been convened, with representatives sent from departments and programs most involved in the current Freshman Common Read program.  The committee is currently in Phase One of the process and will post updates on their work for the CSUN community here.


We want to be transparent about our process.  We'll post updates here to share what the committee is working on.

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We Want Your Input!

We welcome the ideas and input of anyone in the CSUN Community.  You can find surveys and other ways to provide feedback and ideas here.

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Common Read Nomination

The Common Read has been paused for the 2022-2023 academic year.  We will look forward to your nominations once our committee's work is complete.


Find the archive for previously nominated titles and common reading.

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