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From the Dean: All Good News!

The Celebration of Excellence recognizes Honors graduates and presents each with a gold-colored stole to wear during the University Commencement ceremony. For more information, visit the Celebration of Excellence page.  Due to this year’s final exam schedule, over 7,000 students living on campus... Read More

Scholarships and Support

Do you have the experience to back up an application, but unsure how to convey it? Organize your academic, work, volunteer, and personal experiences to support a strong scholarship application. Tap into your background and current endeavors to develop an energetic and competitive application.
Don't be daunted by the blank page! Learn how to write an effective, compelling, and competitive personal statement for your national scholarship application. Come to our workshop and start writing!  Walk-ins welcome.  Register online here.
How does the study abroad experience shape global careers? Listen and engage with professionals as they share how they've integrated their own study abroad with their careers. How did study abroad help them to advance their career paths? What skills did they gain overseas, and how do they use them... Read More
Get started on exploring national scholarship by attending spring semester’s scholarship info sessions and applications workshops, led by the... Read More


We are looking for student Marshalling help with the Commencement Weekend event for the graduating Commonwealth Honors College seniors--The Celebration of Excellence. It takes place on Thursday May 9th at 6:00p.m. in the Mullins Center. Please contact Jennifer Bennett, Assistant to the Dean,... Read More
The Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference will be held this year on April 26th. Now in its 25th year, this conference hosts thousands of students each year from across the state. Students gather to share their research and learn from their peers, and presentations will be... Read More

Honors College Events

For the April Pizza and Prof Dr. Diane Flaherty, Economics Professor and Associate Dean for Curriculum & Academic Oversight for the Commonwealth Honors College, and will present "The Power of Free: What Behavioral Economics Can Tell Us About Making Rational Decisions." In this talk Dr.... 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

“Books are the weapons in the battle of ideas.” These were the words of William Warder Norton, who 96years ago launched the firm that bears his name. Today, the three-person company he once ran from his living room has become the oldest and largest publishing house owned entirely by its employees... Read More

Open Courses

A summer section of Honors 201H is being offered at the Mount Ida Campus in Newton, MA, during Summer Session 2. This is an opportunity both for students who live nearby and for students interested in living at the Mount Ida campus this summer.... Read More
Animal Science 581H, Cancer Biology, will be taught in the Fall as a Honors course by Dr. Joseph Jerry and Dr. Leonid Pobezinsky; both professors in the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department. The course covers changes in the prevalence of cancer and contemporary diagnostics and treatments.... Read More

Campus Announcements and Activities

This video showcase seeks to identify ways to promote intentional conversations about race to improve our campus climate. The entire community is encouraged to join the conversation and support student voices through listening to their stories about race and other intersecting identities. The goal... Read More
Monday, April 15th 6-7:30pm, Herter 205 Come and join NSSLHA and Professor Ruth Moore for an ASL Workshop to learn basic signs and vocabulary to gain conversational skills in sign language. Free for NSSLHA Members, $5 for non-members, invite your friends! Venmo accepted. (Image Credit:... Read More