Common Reading Program


Throughout the academic year there are events and opportunities for involvement in experiences related to the book and themes related to it. Examples include: faculty and community lecture series, community service opportunities and book discussions. Visit this page for ongoing updates to our schedule of events.

2017 Events

Huskies First Four Days

Aug. 17-20

Let us catch you reading and win!

If we see you with your book during Huskies First Four Days, you can win a prize! Or tag a picture on Twitter of yourself reading this summer: #HuskiesRead

First-Year Seminar Meetings (Common Reading Program activity)

Common Reading Essay Competition

Prompts available Sept. 1

Essays due Nov. 6 at 4 p.m.

Common Reading Scholarship Fundraising Event

Dec. 2, All Day

Barnes and Noble Bookstore
St. Cloud Rainbow Village
3940 Division Street
St. Cloud, MN 56301

  • Opportunity to speak with St. Cloud State's Common Reading Program staff and volunteers, 12-5 p.m.
  • Learn about the St. Cloud State's 2017-18 Common Reading book "Citizen:  An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine
  • Support scholarships for first-year St. Cloud State students
  • Giftwrapping available from 12-5 p.m.