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Scholarships and Support

Are you interested in making study abroad part of your academic experience? Consider applying to the International Scholars Program. Benefits of ISP include limited funding for study abroad through scholarships, seminars, and study abroad advising. The deadline to apply is March 9th, 2019. The... Read More
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


The Commonwealth Honors College is piloting a new course in Spring 2019: Service Learning 293H, "Learning through Community Engagement." It is 4 credits, and satisfies the SB and DU Gen Ed requirements. It will be taught by Nicole Nemec on Wednesdays, from 4:00 – 6:30 pm. Course Description: In... 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
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

HONORS 499DZ, Digital Communication & Society Instructor: Jarice Hanson, Professor Emeritus of Communication Monday and Friday, 9:05PM-12:05PM * * Students will meet in seminar format with the professor on Mondays 9:05PM-12:05PM. An additional time block is reserved on Fridays 9:05PM-12:05PM... Read More
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