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2017-18 Common Academic Experience

Join the fun experiences and discussions surrounding this year's Common Academic Experience.

This year's Common Academic Experience Theme is Inner Space | Outer Space. Throughout the year, we'll explore topics ranging from our inner emotions and consciousness to the wonders of outer space. It's an opportunity to expand your horizons and explore a common theme both in and out of the classroom.

Join us for the kick-off event, Tailgating in Totality, August 21 at the Blount County Campus. The free event is open to everyone and will feature food trucks, games and activities and a live stream from our own students participating in NASA's high-altitude ballooning experiments during the eclipse. Tailgating in totality begins at noon and ends at 3 p.m. See you then!