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Books Connect Incoming Students with Top Faculty

The day before classes start, 52 of UT Austin’s finest faculty will volunteer their time to lead cozy book discussions for first-year students. The Freshman Reading Round-Up, now in its ninth year, asks faculty to suggest a favorite summer read that can open young minds to new ideas or new ways of thinking. Students choose a book online, read it over the summer, then meet in small book clubs with the professor who suggested the book and a few other like-m