Commonwealth Honors College is a community within the larger University community, and its members participate in all the cultural, athletic, and social activities UMass Amherst offers. Like their peers campus-wide, some commute from home, others live in residence halls, and still others join fraternities and sororities. Commonwealth Honors College students play on sports teams, serve in student government, write for The Daily Collegian, run student businesses, and play for the marching band.

Commonwealth Honors College also offers its own special opportunities and encourages its members to participate in every aspect of their community from social events to College governance to academic planning. First-year students may choose to live and learn with other Commonwealth Honors College students in one of our Honors Residential Academic Programs. Students of all levels are welcome to offer their views on curriculum matters at monthly Student Advisory Board meetings with the Dean. Or students may wish simply to meet faculty and other students at the informal gatherings the College sponsors. However you choose to become involved in the life of our College, we hope you'll follow the links to learn what is available to you.