Each year prior to arriving on campus, Loyola first-year students read a single book that will later be explored and discussed in a wide variety of ways in many first-year classes and through a series of special events.
All members of the Class of 2017 joined in reading Mark Haddon’s 2004 novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which follows a 15-year-old boy’s quest to uncover the truth about the mysterious death of a neighbor’s dog.
The Common Text for the Class of 2018 will be announced in March 2014.
Common Text Study Guide
Common Text Essay Contest (Sponsored by the Dean of First-Year Students)
2013-2014 Common Text Events & Activities
Past Common Texts at Loyola University Maryland