One Book One University

About the Program

One Book/One University is designed to provide incoming students with a shared academic experience through reading a common text. A different book will be selected each academic year based on recommendations from the campus community. Steering and Book Selection committees with representation from numerous university departments administer the program and determine which book will be used each year.

Through One Book / One University experiences new students will be able to make connections with faculty and peers as well as be encouraged to participate in campus activities related to the book.

Additional information for:


Benefits to students and FAQ’s about the program.


Access resources about the book, author, and related topics.


See what’s happening on campus regarding this year’s selection.




Get your copy now in the Purdue Calumet Bookstore! (Located in the Student Union Library)


Nominating a Book

Suggestions for future book selections can be emailed to Please include book title, author, ISBN, and publisher information. View book criteria before submitting a nomination to ensure that your title meets the One Book / One University book selection committee requirements.