The First-Year Experience Common Reading Program is designed to provide new students with a common intellectual experience, foster conversation and community building throughout the university. Regis encourages students, faculty, and staff to incorporate the selected works and their themes into course curricula and co-curricular programming throughout the school year. The Common Experience is designed to foster intellectual engagement across disciplines and spark dialogue in and outside of class.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Regis Common Experience committee has selected Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. First-Year students will have the opportunity to explore themes from the text including racism, the cycle of poverty, identity, community, personal growth, and resilience in their FYS and EN 105 courses in addition to co-curricular events.

Students who attended a Summer Visit Day received this book upon check-in. If you did not attend one of these days and need the text, please email