What's New at the Honors College

Check out the news and happenings at Commonwealth Honors College. If you have something you'd like to share that is CHC related, please use our contact form to submit your story.


This spring, the CHC Writing Coach, Dixie Brown, can work with CHC students on their writing – structure and editing, style and process, class papers and thesis sections. This help will be available in the CHCRC Elm classroom wing (room 235) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.   Honors students may: 1. ... Read More
CHC Senior Lecturer Yehudit Heller is available this spring by appointment in 30-minute sessions to work with thesis writers, providing advice on thesis structure and approach (not proofing or grammar). She has office hours by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Skype sessions by appointment... Read More
Commonwealth Honors College offers a range of scholarships for current honors students. Do you plan to study abroad? Do you have an interest in business?  Are you a member of the Minuteman Marching Band? There are scholarships available for students in every class year. Review each opportunity for... Read More
The UMass Amherst campus will observe Presidents' Day on Monday, February 20, 2017. No classes will be in session that day.

Campus Announcements and Activities

There is only one chance to study abroad as a UMass undergrad -- while you're a UMass undergrad. Don't let this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity pass you by. To find out how to study abroad and what your options are, come to the UMass Amherst International Programs Office (IPO) Education Abroad Fair... Read More
This series provides HFA majors and HFA Exploratory Track students with tools that will help with successful internship searches. Free dinner! Register with: dlarke@umass.edu    
The UMass Amherst Libraries host the 23rd Annual Du Bois Lecture, "Viewing the Past Through the Eyes of the Present: A Dialogue Around the Work of Kara Walker." The lecture features a panel comprised of Dr. Barbara Krauthamer, associate professor of history and associate dean of the Graduate... Read More
Opportunities throughout the year are available for students working on degrees/certifications in alcohol &substance certification/licensure, mental health counseling, psychology, and social work. This event, hosted by Career Services, is only for juniors and seniors and for candidates applying... Read More
The UMass Amherst Libraries host Color Woodblock Prints, an Exhibition by Linda Mahoney ’79, from January 23 through April 28, 2017, in the Science & Engineering Library (SEL), Lederle Graduate Research Center Lowrise, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Linda Mahoney has been a... Read More
The UMass Amherst Libraries are hosting an exhibit “All That Dwell in the Light: 350 Years of Quakers in New England,” from January 23 through August 18, 2017, in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, both on the Lower Level and in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), on Floor 25, at the... Read More

Academic Opportunities

Established in 2008, Aisthesis is an annual, online periodical published by the University Honors Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Each year, Aisthesis publishes works not just from UMD Honors... Read More
The UMass Amherst Libraries invite submissions for the Friends of the Library Undergraduate Research Award. The deadline is March 24, 2017. Submission guidelines and evaluation criteria are available at: http://bit.ly/flura2017 The ninth annual Friends of the... Read More

Honors College Events

Manisha Sinha will deliver a talk on what you didn't know about the abolition movement: the ordinary men and women, black and white, free and enslaved, who are the unsung heroes of American democracy. Former UMass Amherst professor Manisha Sinha will be speaking at the event. She researches early... Read More

Internships and Employment

The Historic Deerfield Inc. is offering an internship for one enthusiastic intern this summer. The intern will have responsibilities that include planning and assisting the company’s teachings, setting up for hour-long summer camp activities, and attend weekly meetings at the Department of Museum... Read More