What's New at the Honors College

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Campus Announcements and Activities

All honors alumni and current students in the Washington DC area are invited to a networking reception. Dean John Hird from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will share updates on UMass Amherst. Light refreshments and a cash bar are available.  No cost to attend, but registration is... Read More
Final exams for fall 2016 semester classes resume on Monday, December 19, and end on Thursday, December 22.
A Friday class schedule will be followed on Wednesday, November 16.
December 15 is the first Reading Day for the fall 2016 semester.
No classes will be held Sunday, November 20 through Sunday, November 27. Classes resume Monday, November 28.
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 begin on December 16.
No classes will be held on October 10, 2016.
A Monday class schedule will be followed on Tuesday, October 11.
Registration for the spring 2017 semester begins on November 7.
The last day to add or drop a fall semester class with no record is September 19.
No classes will be held on Friday, November 11.
This contest is open to all UMass students with a spring or summer internship/co-op. Students do not have to be receiving credit for an internship in order to participate. Everyone who participates gets a shirt; winners receive gift cards! Please submit a photo showing you at the internship,... Read More


Students must use CHC PATHS to submit fall 2016 course contracts for an Honors Independent Study (ISH) or an Honors Thesis/Project (499Y/T/P) no later than August 15.

Honors College Events

Commonwealth Honors College holds an Honors Induction Ceremony to welcome first-year CHC students and kick off the academic year. The event is open to students, family members, and guests.