Campus Read

WVU's Campus Read engages all its campuses and communities in a common reading experience, which fosters dialog, critical thinking and community participation. 

The WVU Campus Read

WVU's Campus Read program (formerly the "Common Read") is creating a community of learners by engaging students, faculty, staff and the Morgantown area in an academically-driven common reading experience.

Why It Matters

The Campus Read fosters an exchange of ideas and critical thinking through thoughtful dialogue. Make new connections and talk about important ideas with other Mountaineers.

The Campus Read is a voluntary program, and the book has been adopted by faculty in many courses across campus enabling them to explore themes in the book within their disciplines. The campus and community are invited to participate in a series of events throughout the year discussing themes of race, poverty, justice, mental illness, capital punishment, and women and children in jail.

Are you incorporating the Campus Read into a class, event, discussion or other activity? If so, let us know what your plans are and how we can help.

2016-17 Campus Read

This year's book--Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson-- was selected by a committee of faculty, students, and staff. Learn more about the book and pick up your copy today!

Attend one of our events

Follow the Campus Read discussion on at #WVUReads.


Let us know what you think! Please take this year's Campus Read Assessment Survey 2016 Campus Read: Just Mercy

Nominate a Book for 2017-18

Do you know a book that would stimulate conversation and engage the campus and community? Send your suggestions here.

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