Students in a classroom all holding the new One Book selection

About One Book

One Book One Northwestern is a community‐wide reading program hosted by the Office of the President. It aims to engage the campus in a common conversation centered on a carefully chosen, thought-provoking book. It began in 2005 for students in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and has since evolved into a community-­wide program involving students, faculty and staff from all majors and departments.

Everyone is encouraged to read the One Book selection. The Office of the President sends a free copy to incoming first-year and transfer students the summer before they arrive on campus.

Throughout the year, events like lectures, films and discussion groups provide an opportunity for individuals to gather and talk about the issues presented in the book. Many of these events are open to the public and the entire community is invited to participate. Visit the Participate section to learn how you can get involved.


For more information about the One Book One Northwestern program, or to learn how your group can get involved, contact:

Nancy Cunniff, Project Coordinator
Phone: 847.467.2294