Incoming Students

All incoming first-year students are expected to read the Read2Achieve book. Since there is an expectation that you will have completed the book by the first week of school, failure to do so may result in poor classroom performance and a sense that you are “behind” before classes have even begun.

So how do I participate in Read2Achieve? Follow the steps below!

  1. Sign up for summer orientation.

  2. Purchase the 2016 Read2Achieve book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. (available at the UTC bookstore).

  3. Read the book over the summer.

  4. Be prepared to discuss the book and engage with your peers when you arrive on campus.

  5. Attend Convocation on August 19, 2016 at 10 AM in The Mackenzie Arena.

  6. Attend First Class following Convocation, where you will discuss the book.