Orientation Reading Component


As you begin to write your story at Bloomfield College, we would like to introduce you to another story,  The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore.  This novel has been selected as the Orientation Reading Component summer reading and is required reading for all incoming freshmen.   The Orientation Reading Component exposes our freshmen students to college level reading and the type of academic activity you will soon be participating in at Bloomfield College.  We are providing a FREE copy of this book for all Bloomfield College Freshmen when you register for your classes.  Please read this book before you come to the two-day orientation activities from Friday, August 25, 2017 - Saturday, August 26, 2017.  As a new student at Bloomfield College, you are required to attend this event.

At New Student Orientation, among other activities, you and a small group of other new students will join a professor to discuss this reading selection in a college classroom environment. Please remember that it will be much easier and much more rewarding to participate in the discussion if you’ve read the book before attending orientation.  We suggest that you read the book thoroughly and reflectively and then begin to formulate your own opinions on the issues raised by the reading.


Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a few years of each other. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, army officer, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.

If you have not received a copy of the book please contact the Center for Student Leadership & Engagement at 973-748-9000 ext. 1144 to find out how to get your copy.  We hope you enjoy your summer reading, The Other Wes Moore.  We look forward to meeting you this fall and assisting you in your future here at Bloomfield College where you will ‘write your own story.’