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Academic Opportunities

Are you interested in studying abroad this summer? This could be your chance! The UMass Oxford Summer Seminar is six week Study Abroad Program at Trinity College (part of Oxford University) in Oxford, England. Students take two honors level classes and have the opportunity to take a 2-credit... Read More

Scholarships and Support

The Commonwealth Honors College Application opens on December 15 in the Academic Works Scholarship Application System. What does that mean for you? If you’ve never used the system, watch the video tutorial:... 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
Are you looking to get your academic or creative work published? The University of Minnesota Duluth's Honors Program is currently accepting submissions for the 2019 issue of Aisthesis, their honors student journal. As an interdisciplinary publication, they welcome academic work, including honors... Read More

Honors College Events

Lessons from Space Lead Straight Back to Earth Dr. Cady Coleman flew twice on the Space Shuttle and lived on the International Space Station for six months. She uses the compelling background of her space missions to showcase valuable lessons that are essential to solving present and future... Read More
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. 
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