What is the Summer Reading Experience?
This isĀ a unique opportunity for you to read a book selected by a current faculty member. After you read the book this summer, you will enjoy breakfast snacks and small group discussion with the New Student Faculty Facilitator during Howdy Week on August 21 from 10am-noon. This is an awesome opportunity to meet new people and interact with a faculty member before classes begin!
What is a New Student Faculty Facilitator?
They are current faculty members who are passionate about new students at Texas A&M. They were selected by the Office of New Student & Family Programs to lead the Summer Reading Experience and/or give a sample faculty lecture during freshman New Student Conferences (NSC).
When will I meet the New Student Faculty Facilitator?
You will meet your New Student Faculty Facilitator on Tuesday, August 21 at 10am. After registering, you will receive more details via email.
When do I need to read the book?
The book must be finished by August 21. By finishing the book, you are more likely to contribute to the small group discussion.
What if I’ve already read the book?
That’s fine! We suggest re-reading it so it’s fresh on your mind and your prepared to share in the discussion.
How many peopleĀ are inĀ the small group I’m in?
Space is limited to no more than 20 students. This allows you to truly participate in the discussion and meet new people.
I’ve signed up. I read the book. What now?
Your New Student Faculty Facilitator will be in touch with you prior to the event on Tuesday, August 21. Enjoy your summer and get excited for Howdy Week!
The book discussion I wanted to be a part of is closed. What do I do now?
We encourage you to find another book that is still open! Step outside of your box and explore a book topic you may have never considered! You may learn something you never expected.
What if I can’t afford the book I selected?
We encourage you to utilize your local library or ask a friend if they have a copy. If you need to purchase the book, be sure to search different websites or bookstores for the best price. If you are still unable to find an affordable option, contact the Office of New Student & Family Programs at email@example.com.