This year, Author Tracy Kidder and Deogratias Niyizonkiza will be visiting Northeastern University on Tuesday September 6, 2016 to speak to the incoming class. This is a mandatory event for all new students. More information will be available on the Welcome Week website and in the materials distributed during Move-In.

Since all incoming students will have read Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains, the Department of English’s course College Writing (ENGL 1111) and other classes may use the First Pages book as a common discussion point throughout the first year.

How to get the book

The University Bookstore sells the book. It will be available at a 20% discount beginning June 15, 2016. Most major retailers also carry the book.