Our theme for 2019-2020 is an examination of authenticity. From understanding university truth — in scholarship and research — to a definition of Universal Truth. From your own personal truth to a sense of honesty, accuracy, validity, and truthfulness.
Texas State University presents an academic theme each year with events for everyone. This is our Common Experience.
The Common Experience at Texas State offers more academic events and opportunities than any other university. Real facetime with some of the world's leading voices.
All incoming first-year students receive a Common Reading book related to the theme. For 2019-2020: What the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.
LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series
Honoring the legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States and Texas State alumnus, by fulfilling his promise to bring important leaders to the university to share their philosophies and experiences.
Beginning March 2020: Special content from staff and guest experts focused on our theme of Truth.
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Our Common Experience is the nation's leading initiative of its kind.
Look back at the previous themes, speakers, and books that have shaped the Common Experience at Texas State.