Each week, Commonwealth Honors College sponsors a Tuesday night Pizza and Prof, and Weekly Wednesday Workshops. Pizza and Prof provides an opportunity for students to get to know a professor on a more personal level while listening to and engaging in a scholarly discussion regarding the professor’s field of expertise. Weekly Wednesday Workshops focus on interesting opportunities offered through Commonwealth Honors College as well as the greater University.
Over the course of the academic year, Commonwealth Honors College recognizes its students’ hard work. At the onset of the fall semester, the Honors Fall Orientation serves as a welcome to incoming freshman honors students. In April, undergraduate students are invited to present their research and creative work in oral or poster presentations to fellow students, faculty and other guests at the Undergraduate Research Conference. Seniors are honored for their four years of academic distinction at the Celebration of Excellence, which precedes the University's commencement ceremonies in May. Many other events are offered through the year. Please look at our Events Calendar for more information.
Commonwealth Honors College offers its own special opportunities and encourages its members to participate in every aspect of their community from social events to College governance to academic planning.
But Commonwealth College is also a community within the larger University community, and its members have access to all the stimulating lectures and dazzling cultural events one of the largest student activities programs in the country has to offer. So check out the links on the left to enjoy the UMass cultural life.