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.

Academic Opportunities

The Du Bois Department Graduate Organization welcomes submissions from undergraduate and graduate students and faculty for its third annual symposium, "Look Back and Wonder: Examining the Impact of Black Studies on Academia." Relevant themes for papers and panel presentations related to this topic... Read More
Come explore the relationship between the non-human environment and major global dynamics. This Honors environmental history course deals with agriculture, disease, transportation, energy, philosophy and more, from the U.S. to China, Tanzania, the U.K, and Brazil. The course name on Spire is HIST... Read More
Commonwealth Honors College and the Springfield Museums offer opportunities for honors students to help launch the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum.... Read More


Offered during Spring 2017, the new course SCANDIN 397MH will include readings of literary works, films, and political debates about immigration to Sweden past and present. This is a one-time only course offering, taught by Fulbright Hildeman Fellow Dr. Markus Huss.  Classes will be held Monday... Read More
Students must use CHC PATHS to submit spring 2017 course contracts for an Honors Independent Study (ISH) or an Honors Thesis/Project (499Y/T/P) no later than Wednesday, December 14.

Campus Announcements and Activities

Each year New Students Orientation (NSO) selects a new group of great students for the orientation leader position. NSO leaders are among the first people new students interact with at UMass Amherst and it is important to make a great... Read More
Germaine Buck-Louis, PhD, will present "Environmental Influences on Human Reproduction: Moving Beyond Individuals to Couples." Buck-Louis is the director and senior investigator of the Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and... Read More
December 17 is the second Reading Day for the fall 2016 semester.
The last day of classes for the fall 2016 semester will be Wednesday, December 14.
Final exams for fall 2016 semester classes resume on Monday, December 19, and end on Thursday, December 22.
December 15 is the first Reading Day for the fall 2016 semester.