Lifelong Learning Through Literature

The Summer Reading program at Rollins was created with the purpose of engaging incoming students in topics of leadership and citizenship. These challenge students' conceptions of the immediate world around them and to the larger world of which we are all an integral part.

Summer Reading

The 2015 Summer Reading book will be announced soon! Stay tuned Tars!

Previous Summer Reading Selections

Each student will be expected to finish the book prior to arriving on campus for Fall Orientation in August.  In addition to the Summer Reading, every incoming student is required to complete a substantive response to the summer reading book.  Your RCC faculty member will give you more information on this project over the course of the summer.

My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process by Colin Beavan

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

G-Dog and the Homeboys by Celeste Fremon


Purchase your summer reading book here.

New York Times Article

What a Professor Learned as an Undercover Freshman