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Seeking Book Nominations for Spring 2019 Program

We are seeking book nominations for the spring 2020 program.

Please submit your nomination, including your rationale for suggesting the book, via this online form by Friday, May 17, 2019.

About the Spring into the Semester Common Reading Program

The common reading program is designed to provide shared intellectual experiences, build community, and encourage dialogue and discussion on a timely issue. This is an opportunity for the Dickinson community to come together at the beginning of the spring semester, when there are few broad community-centered programs already scheduled. It will also allow students who were abroad in the fall semester to connect with the broader community as part of their reintegration into campus life.

The next common reading event will take place at the Waidner-Spahr Library on Monday, January 20, 2020, the first day of the Spring 2020 semester. 

This event is sponsored by the Dickinson College Division of Academic Affairs, Human Resource Services, Division of Student Life, and the Waidner-Spahr Library. Books for alumni are provided by the Office of Engagement & the Dickinson Fund. 

For more information, contact Donna Bickford ( or Jessica Howard (

Past Common Reading Programs