Common Experience 

The Common Experience at Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a yearlong initiative designed to cultivate a common intellectual conversation on a theme and facilitate increased interactions among faculty, staff, and students. It is designed to become a great tradition that will provide participants an opportunity to deconstruct and explore a common subject through multidisciplinary lenses and apply academic thought towards finding meaningful solutions to discovered challenges. Throughout the year, various events and programs will provide opportunities for engagement for the entire university community and beyond. 

The goals of the Texas A&M University-San Antonio Common Experience are as follows:

*To cultivate a common intellectual conversation across campus among the faculty, staff, and students, and with people from the local communities in the region.

*To engage, especially, all first year students in a common intellectual experience.

*To strengthen the sense of community among faculty, staff, and students at A&M-San Antonio.

*To enhance student participation in the intellectual life of the campus by encouraging open discussion, civil discourse, and critical thinking about a common theme and text.

Click on the Year for more information about the theme, common read, and events:



Please contact the Office of First Year Experience at or 210-784-1399 for more information.