First Year Initiatives

Common Reading Experience

Nowhere Else on Earth (2016-2017)

 The Common Reading Experience Committee is proud to announce Nowhere Else On Earth by Josephine Humphreys as the Common Reading Experience book for the 2016-2017 academic year. The UNCP Common Reading Experience is intentionally designed to provide first year students with the opportunity to have a shared academic experience that allows students to make connections before arriving on campus and beyond. All first year   students are assigned to read the book prior to the start of the fall semester. Students will also participate in curricular and co-curricular programs related to the book throughout the academic year. The entire UNC Pembroke community is encouraged to engage in this common experience along with the new students.


***Save the Date: University Convocation featuring author Josephine Humphreys will be September 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm in GPAC! 


 For Faculty and Staff:
If you are interested in incorporating the book in one of your general education classes, please contact Todd Allen, Academic Advisor, at for a complimentary copy of the book. Please include the following information:
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Common Read