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About the Honors College Informal Reading Groups

Each semester, the Honors College sponsors a program of informal reading groups.  The groups meet just one hour per week, with 10-15 students and a moderator from the Honors College, to discuss about 50 pages of reading from specific books. The books cover a very wide range of topics, and most have been recommended by Honors students.  To participate, the only commitment is that each student makes a good-faith effort to do the reading and come to the group meeting as often as possible, with the understanding there may be one or two weeks when students need to do other things.  This is a great chance to meet other Honors students with similar interests.  The goals of the program can be summarized as "maximum information and enjoyment, with zero stress."  The Honors College is strongly committed to the format of this program, including these features:

  • No tuition or fees
  • No quizzes or tests
  • No grades
  • Free books
  • Read, think, and discuss with other Honors College students on important topics of mutual interest

To all Honors students:

Do you like to read? Are you interested in talking about books with like-minded people? Then you might enjoy being a part of the Honors College reading groups! This semester we are excited to offer a variety of different groups that cover a multitude of topics. All books will be provided to moderators and participants free of charge.

The Spring 2023 sign-up is now live! You do not have to be an Honors student to participate and you can sign up for a maximum of two groups. Deadline to sign up is the first week of Spring semester and groups wil begin the week of January 23, 2023

Groups  are filled on a first come, first served basis, so sign up before its too late For questions, concerns, or to be added to the waitlist email the reading group coordinator, Imelda Aldava at


List of Spring 2023 books

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