Honors Residential Academic Programs (RAP) are intentionally designed programs for honors students who want to live together and take honors courses together. A few Honors RAPs require a declared major (Isenberg School of Management, College of Engineering, and the School of Nursing) and others are multidisciplinary, allowing any student interested in exploring the topic a bit more to join.
Rising out of the ground at a rapid pace at UMass Amherst is the university's $186 million Commonwealth Honors College Residential Complex on Commonwealth Avenue. At the peak of construction, more than 400 workers will be on site. The 1,500-bed facility will also include classrooms, a conference center, study space and a café. The complex will open in fall 2013.
Commonwealth Honors College senior Lisa Ladas ’18 remembers listening to the radio every day when she was young. At seven years old, she wondered: “Is there anybody inside the radio?” Curious, she decided that one day she would be on the air, too.
This past weekend was my last of the semester at UMass! It was a busy one with plenty of homework and final papers to do, but on Sunday, I took a trip up to the Montague Book Mill with a few of my friends. It was a much-needed study break!
What does it mean, to be part of the BDIC program? For BDIC alumni Jack Monaco, it meant proving to himself what he really wanted to do with his life. Always passionate about theatre and English, Monaco hadn’t fully committed himself until he chose to use both disciplines to build his own major: screenwriting.
It's already December and we're in the last two weeks of classes! Can you believe it?