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Dean's Welcome

As the creative heart of UMass Amherst, HFA brings together scholars and artists from a wide range of disciplines. The college offers exceptional opportunities for students to broaden their perspectives, apply their knowledge, and prepare to make contributions to their communities, to the workplace, and to the world.More...

Creative Economy

Research project that measured the economic impact of HFA and our alumni on the Pioneer Valley. More...

Academic Freedom

The College's official policy on academic and artistic freedom and community response.


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Dear HFA Alumni and Friends,

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts is heeding the call of Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to make increasing financial support for students a campus-wide priority. We invite you to join us in this important undertaking. Gifts to the College whether unrestricted, to a department, or specifically to a scholarship fund, not only boost scholarship opportunities but also allow students to benefit from study abroad programs and summer internships. A healthy 24% of our faculty and staff have made a personal commitment to students by choosing to make annual fund gifts to the College and their departments.


Won’t you please join us in the student support effort? Just imagine what we would be able to do for our students if 24% or more of our alumni made even modest donations to support upcoming graduates! Gifts directly help students like Elizabeth Adawale (’14), a recipient of the College’s Achievement Award. For Elizabeth, who was born in Nigeria and moved to the U.S. at age 9, the award provides crucial support that allows her to pursue her fascination with the English language as she excels in her coursework and takes on leadership roles in student organizations. Student scholarships in the College will assure that passionate students like Elizabeth will find their voices and pursue their educational dreams.


Gifts of all amounts help make possible an education of the highest quality and deepest breadth to motivated students regardless of their financial means. Your donation will also help foster and promote fearless intellectual and creative inquiry, support excellence in teaching, and enrich opportunities for performance.


We hope you will consider making an annual fund gift in support of our students and the College. To make a gift, please visit the UMass Online Giving Page. Or, you may call me at 413-577-4421.


With many thanks,


Lucia Miller
Director of Development