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From the Dean: All Good News!

The Celebration of Excellence recognizes Honors graduates, and presents each with a gold-colored stole to wear during the University Commencement ceremony. For more information, visit the Celebration of Excellence page. 

Scholarships and Support

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports 30 New Americans, immigrants, or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing full-time graduate degrees in the United States.Learn about this post-graduate fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. Each Fellowship... Read More
Get started on exploring national scholarship by attending spring semester’s scholarship info sessions and applications workshops, led by the... Read More


The Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference will be held this year on April 26th. Now in its 25th year, this conference hosts thousands of students each year from across the state. Students gather to share their research and learn from their peers, and presentations will be... Read More
Class of 2019 submit photos of your time at UMass to be displayed in the slideshow during the Celebration of Excellence ceremony! Share your favorite UMass memories by sending your photos to The deadline to submit... Read More

Honors College Events

The 25th Annual Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. This is an annual one-day convening of undergraduate students from the 28 public colleges and universities across the Commonwealth who present their research, share... Read More

Internships and Employment

“Books are the weapons in the battle of ideas.” These were the words of William Warder Norton, who 96years ago launched the firm that bears his name. Today, the three-person company he once ran from his living room has become the oldest and largest publishing house owned entirely by its employees... Read More

Open Courses

A summer section of Honors 201H is being offered at the Mount Ida Campus in Newton, MA, during Summer Session 2. This is an opportunity both for students who live nearby and for students interested in living at the Mount Ida campus this summer.... Read More

Campus Announcements and Activities

This video showcase seeks to identify ways to promote intentional conversations about race to improve our campus climate. The entire community is encouraged to join the conversation and support student voices through listening to their stories about race and other intersecting identities. The goal... Read More