Academics

2015 Campus Read Selection

College is about learning - and reading. One of our goals at WLC is to help you develop a love for reading and the confidence that you can critically evaluate what you have read, then apply it to your life and work.

With that in mind, each summer we ask incoming students to read a common text. The book selected this year is Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451, a masterwork of 20th-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.

Fahrenheit 451 cover

New and used copies plus eBook versions of Fahrenheit 451 are widely available; check Amazon or your local new or used bookstore (ISBN 9781451673319).

We ask that you read this text BEFORE arriving for Orientation in August. The book will be infused into course assignments, discussions, and programming throughout the year.

We hope you have a blessed summer, and we look forward to meeting you and discussing your insights regarding Fahrenheit 451 during the coming year. Please bring your copy of the text to campus so that you can refer to it when it is discussed.