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Scholarships and Support

Learn about the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship – awarding up to $30,000 to juniors or third-years with senior standing who are pursuing graduate studies in public service-related fields. ONSA Director Madalina Akli will speak about the scholarship application process and answer questions... Read More

Honors College Events

"Rethinking Western Massachusetts: What the Princes and DuBois Can Tell Us about Our Past" Commonwealth Honors College Dean Gretchen Gerzina will be delivering the Fall 2017 Plenary Lecture. This year, she discusses how though W.E.B. DuBois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts in 1868, over... Read More
Looking for a chance to reconnect with old friends and meet new people while you learn more about your opportunities here at the CHC? At this year's Sophomore Meet-and-Greet, we will:   Discuss CHC Sophomore milestones Talk about the steps you can take in the upcoming year to maximize your CHC... Read More
Families of current CHC students are invited to a program that explores opportunities in Commonwealth Honors College through interviews with a faculty member, two current students and a CHC program director. This program is part of the campus-wide Family Weekend programming. RSVP at: https://apps.... Read More
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.

Open Courses

The Nazis were perhaps most successful among fascist movements in using mass media to turn politics and even war into a form of aesthetic spectacle. In this course we will use films from a variety of cultural contexts and key theoretical texts to illuminate the relationship between film/photography... Read More
Classics 360H:  Disasters and Disaster Narratives in Classical Antiquity Fall 2017 TuTh 11:30-12:45 Elizabeth Keitel 531 Herter Hall This course will examine the ways in which the Greeks and Romans conceived of, coped with,... Read More

Campus Announcements and Activities

Come hear about how women entrepreneurs are revolutionizing farms and food systems. UMass Student Farm's Amanda Brown and Book & Plow Farm's Maida Ives will speak on Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Paige Lab Conference Room-Room 202 at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. During this lecture,... Read More
Support UMass Football! Attend the Saturday, September 9 game against Old Dominion. Kickoff is at 3:30 PM Undergraduate students get in for free with a valid student ID! There will be a student BBQ under section 10, and a new student village open for the 2017 season.
UMass Amherst Academic Services seeks tutors for student athletes in varying areas of study. Hours are very flexible and the pay rate is $11.00 per hour. Qualifications: Must be a UMass student Achieved “B” or above in subject area classes Possess thorough knowledge of subject matter and the ... Read More
Classes begin on Tuesday September 5!