From the University of Montana website:
The purpose of the Griz Read is to provide new students with a common connection through a thought-provoking book. Each year, a committee of faculty, staff, and students select a book from nominations submitted by the campus community.
All members of the campus community, especially first-year students, are encouraged to read the book and participate in Griz Read events. First-year students are invited to participate in the Griz Read events and essay contest.
We believe that books forge powerful bonds and we are excited to begin the campus discussion this year!
More info about Lentil Underground Griz Read events and in September (and the essay contest) here: https://www.umt.edu/provost/events/grizread/