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Common Experience


2018-2019 Theme

Texas State University presents an academic theme each year with related events for everyone. This is our Common Experience.


Real facetime with some of the world's leading voices. Events run throughout the academic year.

About the Theme

The 2018-2019 Common Experience theme focuses on innovation as a means to engage students, faculty, staff and the community in the ideas and opportunities that will shape our future.

Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson in window of International Space Station

Innovation Inspiration


Common Experience speakers’ stories inspire our Texas State community to take fresh approaches in their own lives. Our new blog offers features and reflections on the innovation theme.