First Year Experience Common Reading

First Year Saint Mary's College students will read This I Believe II as their Common Reading. 


This I Believe II is a collection of 500 word essays that explore core principles that guide our everyday lives. From everyday folks to Elie Wiesel, the contributors express their beliefs, values and convictions in the diverse essays. Readers will be driven to reflect on what exactly they believe. 

Students attending New Student Orientation in June will receive a copy of This I Believe II while there. If attending Orientation in August, you will recieve the book via mail. 

Throughout the 2019-2020 academic year, students will engage in a variety of discussions, events and experiences related to the topics of the book. The engagement kicks off with discussion groups led by Saint Mary's faculty, staff and student leaders during Weekend of Welcome

For more information about the Common Reading program contact Chelsea Ostebo,