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First Year Reading Project

One Book, One Campus Project


 Azul OBOC


 Summer 2017 Reading Project




Every summer, Florida Gulf Coast University students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in our common read project. This is a book selected to unite the incoming class and the campus community in the thoughtful analysis of themes relevant to the student transition. All incoming students are invited to read the book over the summer to begin the intellectual preparation necessary for a successful first year experience.

 For the 2017-2018 academic year, we are excited to announce the selection of March: Book One, written by U.S. Representative John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, as our common read. Through campus-wide programming and in-class discussions, students will study the accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement, while examining their own place in history through the exploration of universal themes such as resilience, persistence, hope in the face of violence and hate, and the power of conviction.

 Please follow this link for more information about March: Book One from the publisher’s website.

  Contact Information

Ney Arias

Director, Retention & First Year Experience


Phone: (239) 590-7111