First Year Reading Experience

Each year, the incoming class is asked to read a selected text prior to their arrival in August. The author of this text then speaks to new students during New Lancer Days and the content is integrated into the Longwood Seminar course discussion. Copies of the text are available for purchase in the Longwood University Bookstore during Orientation

The 2017 First-Year Reading Experience book is Every Day by David Levithan!

For more information on the author, David Levithan, visit his website.

For a quick review of Every Day please visit

"Every Day demonstrates Levithan's talent for empathy, which is paired in the best parts of the book with a persuasive optimism about the odds for happiness and for true love." - The New York Times