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Common Read FAQ

The Common Read Program at the University of Idaho is a program designed to bring together community-wide engagement around a topic of relevance, to promote a common intellectual experience among students, especially first-year students, and all students, staff and faculty. It will assist students and reiterate among them their desires and motivations to learn, engage and lead.

You can purchase the book directly from the VandalStore, order the book online from the VandalStore or you can also purchase it at many local bookstores across the Northwest or an online vendor.

Yes — Many instructors will be using the book throughout the year, and all ENGL 101 and 102 composition sections will be using the Common Read book.

Reasonable accommodations are available for students who have documented temporary or permanent disabilities. All accommodations must be approved through the Center for Disability Access and Resourceslocated in the Pitman Center Room 127.

Contact Disability Support Services at 208-885-6307 or

The Common Read has been used in the past as part of a freshman orientation. Today it is used in all ENGL 101/102 sections as well as many other introductory general education courses (e.g., Sociology).

General Education

Physical Address:
Administration Building 104

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3154
Moscow, ID 83844-3154

Phone: 208-885-9025


Web: General Education