The AC Common Reader Program is a common readership program initiated in 2008 to bolster students' First-Year Experience. The program is designed to use one specially selected book to help ease the transition of incoming freshmen to the college environment and develop in them a lifelong love of learning and reading.
The AC Common Reader is directed especially at incoming freshmen but promoted throughout the campus, curriculum, and community. Each year a new book is selected by the Common Reader Committee, which is comprised of faculty and staff. Once selected, the book is then loaned to all incoming freshmen at New Student Orientation and Badger Beginnings sessions. Full-time faculty members and staff have access to department copies. Copies may also be purchased in the Amarillo College Bookstore.