The Common Experience

About the Program

The Common Experience is a program designed to provide Boston Campus students with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully transition to college. Students earn one credit for completion of this 1/2 semester course, which successfully integrates academic curriculum with co-curricular speaker events and related activities.

As a complement to the core academic curriculum, students benefit from Common Sessions that are scheduled throughout the year. Convocations built around the annual theme contextualize and enrich learning through speaker events and related activities.


The first year of college is full of new changes and experiences. The Common Experience is a semester-long course designed to aid students in their transition from high school to the Fisher College Community. Through academic and social activities, and interactions with their Common Experience instructors and support from peers, students are equipped with the skills needed to achieve success during their first year.