For its ability to facilitate discussion, and abundance of potential class and event tie-ins, “The Hunger Games” was selected as the 2012-2013 book by the UHV First Year Experience Committee.  All freshmen will receive a free copy of the book.  University faculty and staff also will be able to obtain the novel at no charge.

The Community of Readers is a common reading program that encourages students, faculty, staff and community members to read the same book and attend related events during the year. The activities and events allow readers to connect with each other and to explore the themes of the book.

Freshmen on campus this summer will be able to get their copies of “The Hunger Games.” All other freshmen will be given the book at the start of the fall semester.