"The Honors College gave me the desire to want to dig deeper to unmask more issues and look into ways of solving them."
This year’s Celebration of Excellence student speaker, Shuaib Balogun '18, shares how he was inspired by the Commonwealth Honors College in his speech to more than 1,000 of his fellow graduating seniors and their families at the May 11th ceremony in the Mullins Center.
On Friday, May 11, Commonwealth Honors College hosts its Celebration of Excellence for senior honors scholars and their families. The processional starts at 1:15 p.m. for a 1:30 p.m. ceremony in the Mullins Center.
On Friday, April 27, 2018, 1,300 students from 21 public higher education institutions across the Commonwealth presented their research at the 24th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference (MassURC). MassURC promotes undergraduate research across the state and is co-sponsored by Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, the Massachusetts State University Council of Presidents, and the Massachusetts Community Colleges.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst will honor the exemplary achievement, initiative, and leadership of some of its most talented and accomplished graduating seniors during Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 11 at McGuirk Alumni Stadium beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Ceremony to Recognize Commonwealth Honors College Graduates.
The Commonwealth Honors College “Celebration of Excellence” will take place on Friday May 11, at the Mullins Center.
Graduates are asked to arrive at 12:15 p.m. wearing their cap and gown. The procession will begin at 1:15 p.m. and the event is scheduled to begin promptly at 1:30 p.m.
IMPORTANT: Please be aware that the Mullins Center requires ALL guests to walk through metal detectors when entering the venue. To expedite the process, we ask that guests remove cell phones from their pockets and encourage patrons to avoid bringing bags to the facility. Purses, diaper bags, and other small personal bags are allowed but will be inspected at all entrances. Outside food or beverages, weapons of any kind, and tobacco products are not permitted inside the arena. For a full list of prohibited items, please visit the Mullins Center website at www.mullinscenter.com/prohibiteditemslist.
On Feb. 6, Commonwealth Honors College will welcome renowned artist Dr. Synthia Saint James for a Black History Month Celebration. Dr. Saint James will share her art and the influences behind her work as she leads an improvisational collage workshop. Using construction paper in various colors, magazine cut-outs, and other materials, participants will use their imaginations to create individual artistic designs.
Spend an evening with Dr. Saint James who will share her world recognized art and the themes that influence her work as she leads an improvisational collage workshop. Participants will utilize their imagination to create individual artistic designs. Mediums will include construction paper in various colors, photographic magazine cut-outs, and other materials. Supplies will be provided.
Refreshments will be served and online registration is required. Priority will be given to UMass students, faculty and staff.
Dr. Synthia Saint James is a world renowned multicultural visual artist, author and illustrator of 27 books, who has garnered numerous prestigious awards in her forty-five plus year career. Saint James is most noted for designing the first Kwanzaa stamp for the United States Postal Service, and for the national and international cover art of Terry McMillan's book Waiting to Exhale. www.synthiasaintjames.com
Biology Undergraduate Research Apprenticeships
Check out BURA for a website of undergraduate research positions in UMass Laboratories.
Applications due BEFORE the start of the spring semester!
Commonwealth Honors College celebrated the honors distinction of 1,025 members of the University of Massachusetts Amherst class of 2018 during the Celebration of Excellence on Friday, May 11. The ceremony, held in the Mullins Center, included recognition from university dignitaries, such as UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and Provost John McCarthy.