Common Read Program

The 2013 Book: Frankenstein

For the second year we are continuing a common reading program for incoming students. Students will have chances to explore and discuss the themes and issues related to the book during Welcome Week and in a variety of venues throughout the semester. Several classes will also be using the book as part of their curriculum.

This reading experience will:

  • introduce students to the University's institutional and academic values and expectations, including intellectual engagement as members of this community
  • provide a common experience for Heidelberg students
  • foster involvement in campus activities with related programs and events
  • promote academic expectations for incoming students
  • further meaningful learning by encouraging inter-disciplinary dialogue

Books will be distributed free of charge to all first year,  international, and transfer students on Friday of Welcome Week in August.

Schedule of Events

  • Fri. Aug 23, 9:30pm
    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Campus Center lawn
  • Tues. Sept 10
    General Book Discussion
  • Thurs. Sept 19, 8:00pm
    Frankenstein & Bride of Frankenstein
    University Commons
  • Tues. Oct 1, 6:00pm
    Frankenstein and Pop Culture
    Aramark Room
  • Thurs. Oct 3, 9:00pm
    University Commons
  • Thurs. Oct 10
    Myths about Frankenstein
    Tiffin-Seneca Public Library
  • Sun. Oct 13
    Franenweenie (matinee)
    Tiffin-Seneca Public Library
  • Wed. Oct 16, 6:00pm
    Creating the MONSTER: Frankenstein in the Arts
    Aramark Room
  • Oct. 18 or 19, 8:00pm
    Toledo Symphony
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 3
    Young Frankenstein
    The Ritz Theatre


  • AIM Hei
  • Baliwicks
  • Beeghly Library
  • Berg Events Council
  • Friends of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library
  • Office of Student Engagement
  • Tiffin-Seneca Public Library
  • Women’s Leadership Initiative