Common Read


Join us for An Evening with Jennine Capó Crucet! 

Open to the entire campus community, An Evening with Jennine Capó Crucet will be both entertaining and thought-provoking. Dean Gretchen Gerzina and author Jennine Capó Crucet will address the audience through a series of questions related to themes found within Make Your Home Among Strangers. Dean Gerzina and Ms. Crucet will incorporate questions and comments from the audience as well as a live Twitter feed, creating a sense of authentic conversation for those in attendance.


Watch the Video Introduction to the 2016 Common Read book, Make Your Home Among Strangers!


Meet our Common Read author, Jennine Capó Crucet!

Jennine Capó Crucet, author of our 2016 Common Read book, Make Your Home Among Strangers will be visiting UMass Amherst for a five-day campus residency this fall from September 25-29, 2016.


Previous Common Read Selections

The Common Read program at UMass Amherst began in 2011. Take a look at previous selections!