First Pages Program

First Pages is a reading program designed to establish a sense of common knowledge and purpose as students move into their first year at Northeastern University. Started in 2006, the goal of the program is to establish a connection among all members of the incoming class and to provide a lively introduction to the intellectual life of the University. Each year a challenging and engaging book is chosen which will provide insight into an important issue and bring faculty, administrators, staff, upper-class students and new students together outside of a traditional classroom setting.

The book is the foundation for a series of programming events during Welcome Week including a visit from the author.