2021 Common Reading Experience Overview

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

The College of Engineering loves challenging our students to seek new ways of understanding their engineering roles and experiences both on and off campus. Each student will be provided with a copy of Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Books will be shipped during the month of June to students’ permanent addresses. International students will receive an e-book unless a hard copy was requested.

Incoming first-year engineering students should read the book in preparation for arrival on campus and entry into the Michigan Engineering community. The Common Reading Experience helps students connect with the Michigan Engineering community through interactive discussions and events throughout the year.

We know that you are eager to jump into your experience here at Michigan Engineering and begin to meet others and build connections. The Common Reading Experience is a great way to strike up those first conversations with your fellow classmates, as well as current students, faculty, and staff. With so many members of the Michigan Engineering community already involved, why not join the conversation?


Join the conversation and connect with other students online!

Connect with others by posting on your favorite social media channel using #UmichEnginRead