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From the Dean: All Good News!

POSTPONED to Wednesday, February 13. Commonwealth Honors College Annual Black History Month Celebration The Cooking Gene: Tracing My African American Story through Food For African American culinary historian Michael W. Twitty there was a giant hole in the story of American cooking as big as the... Read More

Scholarships and Support

Pell Grant undergraduates: Want to study abroad during summer or next academic year? Come to one of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement’s info sessions to learn about the Gilman International Scholarship, which provides up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for a... Read More
Don’t miss out! The campus deadline for scholarship applications is February 15, 2019  The Udall Scholarship is a funded opportunity for sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Contact the Office of National... Read More
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


CHC students graduating in Spring 2020 from the College of Engineering are invited to the “We Will Get You There Thesis Workshop." This workshop gives you the opportunity to meet Neal Anderson, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Gordon Wyse, CHC Thesis Coordinator and Biology... 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

Learn how to write clear and engaging research abstracts. Professor Marya will provide a step-by-step process for getting started as well as strategies for strengthening writing. This is a great opportunity if you plan to submit an abstract for the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference.... Read More
The 25th Annual Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. This is an annual one-day convening of undergraduate students from the 28 public colleges and universities across the Commonwealth who present their research, share... Read More

Internships and Employment

The Center for EcoTechnology is seeking candidates for an 11-month paid fellowship position, in which they will work with staff on various climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts. Based in Northampton, EcoFellows will be involved in a variety of departments,... Read More

Open Courses

Service Learning 293H, Learning through Community Engagement – 4 credits, Gen Ed SB DU Instructor: Nicole Nemec, Senior Lecturer, Commonwealth Honors College Wednesdays 4:00 – 6:30 pm COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course, students integrate academic learning with experiential learning. Placement... Read More
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

UMass to Hold Symposium on Polarization, “Understanding the Forces That Drive Us Apart” The UMass Office of Equity and Inclusion will present a day-long symposium on polarization titled “Understanding the Forces That Drive Us Apart” on February 5, 9:30am-7:00 PM in the Campus Center Auditorium. As... Read More