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meet uww alum & chef jeremy abbey

Friday, November 6, 2015

35 year old UWW alumnus Jeremy Abbey '15 of Michigan knows food. A quadruple certified chef and Silver Medalist at the Culinary World Cup in Luxemburg, Jeremy serves as director of a culinary school campus, runs his own restaurant and writes about food. He travels the world accrediting culinary Read More…

meet uww student sergeant omar infante

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Meet 35 year old Army Sergeant, father, husband and UWW student Omar Infante. As a soldier deployed to Afghanistan, online education through the University Without Walls has made it possible for him to achieve his dream of graduating from UMass Amherst. Here Omar talks about taking control of his Read More…

uww hosts 3rd annual social justice residency

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The third annual University Without Walls (UWW) Social Justice Residency weekend was held at the UMass Center in Springfield September 18th-20th.  A group of over twenty UWW students, staff, and faculty convened at the UMass Center in Springfield over the weekend to study the theory and practice of Read More…

alumni association features uww alumna

Friday, September 18, 2015

The accomplishments of UWW alumna Lynn Koerbel ’04, ’06 MA have been featured by the UMass Alumni Asssociation in an article about her work in the field of mindfulness-based stress reduction. Koerbel is the associate director of the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-based Professional Education and Read More…

new uww faculty publication

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Crooked Letter i: Coming Out in the South, edited by UWW faculty member Connie Griffin, PhD has just been released. Published by New South, Inc. Crooked Letter i "offers a collection of first-person nonfiction narratives that reflect the distinct 'coming out' experiences of a complex cross-section Read More…

2015 commencement photos and videos

Monday, June 22, 2015

On May 8, 2015, UMass Amherst confered 5500 undergraduate degrees in front of a crowd of 20,000 family and friends. Over 150 UWW graduates participated in the ceremony, including a very pregnant Sarah Hebert whose due date was that day! The ceremony was spectacular, the weather sunny and warm, and Read More…

uww featured in usa today

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

In a June 9, 2015 USA Today article Parents benefit from specialized degree program at UMass Amherst, reporter Michael Schramm describes many of the benefits the University Without Walls offers parents.  "The writing portfolio is one of many opportunities provided to UMass students in the Read More…

commencement! may 8-9

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The main UMass Amherst Commencement Ceremony is on Friday, May 8 at 4:30pm at the UMass Amherst football stadium. The event if free and open to the public. If you are coming, expect very heavy traffic. Plan accordingly.  The University Without Walls Senior Recognition Ceremony is on Saturday, May 9 Read More…

uww raises $5500 for scholarships in 1 hr

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The University Without Walls raised $5500 for the Friends of UWW Scholarship in a single hour. During UMass Amherst's 36 hour online fundraising campaign called UMassGives there are challenge hours. The program to boast the most donors during each challenge hour wins an additional $2000. UWW won Read More…

sign up for a webinar or info session

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Choosing the right bachelor's degree completion program is a big decision. Our free in-person information sessions and webinars can help by providing you with information and guidance, and giving you the opportunity to ask questions and get advice.  Led by an experienced UWW staff member who Read More…