Each year, the First Pages program welcomes the chosen author to campus to speak with incoming first year students about the book and it's link to Northeastern's mission. This year, Katherine Boo will be visiting Northeastern University on Tuesday September 3, 2013 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 Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers, 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.