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Academic Opportunities

Considering studying abroad and want to hear firsthand experiences? Interested in the International Scholars Program? Come to this Study Abroad Info Session and hear accounts from International Scholars Program students who have returned from their study abroad trips. A great opportunity to ask... Read More
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 British Studies Colloquium. The seminar offers classes in English, History,... Read More

Scholarships and Support

Learn about the Udall Scholarship — a funded opportunity for sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. This info session includes the ins and outs of the application process, and an opportunity to ask questions. ... Read More


Attention, CHC Seniors!! In 45 seconds or less, tell us about your Honors thesis/project.  Be creative.  Keep it simple.  Have fun. Grab your phone and make a video that tells your story about your work and your journey.  Below are some ideas/suggestions we hope will inspire your creativity:... Read More

Honors College Events

The agenda of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals is to end poverty globally. To achieve that, the UN strategizes to address a ‘range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection... Read More
November 7, 7:00PM to 8:30PM, CHC Events Hall Are you looking for career advice? Do you need to practice your networking skills and learn more about the expectations of today’s graduates in the workforce? Connect with UMass Alumni from various industries and discuss career options to become better... Read More
December 2nd, 9:30AM to 12:00PM, Downtown Northampton The Hot Chocolate Run is a community celebration of Safe Passage, the Hampshire County organization addressing domestic violence. Run or walk to support Safe... Read More

Open Courses

This spring semester, one-credit gateway course is designed for Honors students who are considering study abroad. Its purpose is to help answer questions such as Where should I go to study abroad? When is the best time to go? Should I go abroad for one semester or a full academic year? On what... Read More

Campus Announcements and Activities

DON'T LET FLU or MENINGITIS BUG UMASS! Flu season is almost here, and so are the University Health Services (UHS) campus flu clinics. Help protect our UMass community by getting vaccinated, it's quick and easy! The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that everyone over the age of six... Read More