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open house

Monday, March 16, 2015

College Fair and Open House You are invited to attend a free college fair and open house on Thursday April 2 from 5-7:30pm at the UMass Center at Springfield located at Tower Square, 1500 Main St. #260 in downtown Springfield. Learn about fall 2015 course offerings, meet representatives from Read More…

meet scholarship winner jennifer rogers

Friday, March 6, 2015

45 year old special education nurse Jennifer Rogers has fought hard to get where she is. A single mother and domestic violence survivor, here Jennifer talks about her educational journey, her plans to go on to graduate school, and what winning a UWW scholarship means to her. Her concentration: Read More…

couples finishing their degrees together

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Over the last four decades, the UMass Amherst University Without Walls has had many couples complete their bachelor's degrees hand in hand. With Valentine's Day upon us, we'd like to introduce you to two of our couples! First, meet TJ and Larain Budka. Together for six year and counting, they live Read More…

meet scholarship winner frances idlebrook

Friday, February 6, 2015

Winner of the Misty Bassi Scholarship, 37 year old mom, walking companion and personal chef Frances Idlebrook of Brookline, MA is making it happen for herself and her daughter. Her concentration: Women's Wellness, Nature and Creativity. Her advisor: Karen Stevens.   Every non-traditional age Read More…

uww faculty interviewed in us news

Thursday, February 5, 2015

UMass Amherst University Without Walls faculty member Mitch Boucher, PhD has been interviewed in US News on the topic of how to identify the intellectual leaders in an online course. In How to Find the Smart Kids in an Online Class, US News reporter Kelci Lynn Lucier, says the key is to identify Read More…

umass campus closed feb 9

Monday, February 2, 2015

The UMass Amherst campus and the UWW office is CLOSED Feb 9 due to a snow storm. This will not affect your online classes. Be in touch with your instructors as soon as possible if you lose power. We safe and be well.

meet uww student andré allen

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Founder and Lead Designer for the theatrical lighting design firm BlackLight Productions, 43 year old André Allen of Atlanta and New York has a life filled to the brim with shows, tours, online classes, and being a husband and father of three. Here André shares with us his journey from Queens to Read More…

uww student featured in el pueblo latino

Monday, January 26, 2015

UWW student and Springfield resident Pedro Cotto was featured recently in el Pueblo Latino, the Latino publication of the Springfield Republican. In the article by reporter Elizabeth Roman, Want to finish college? UMass 'University Without Walls' offers undergraduate degrees, takes life experience Read More…

uww instructor interviewed on the view

Friday, January 23, 2015

UMass Amherst UWW instructor Sherri VandenAkker, PhD was interviewed on The View on January 23, 2015 about her award-winner documentary My Name Was Bette:  The Life and Death of an Alcoholic. The documentary's website describes the film as "a shocking yet moving look at women's alcoholism.  The Read More…

meet uww alum ralph jaojoco

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

39 year old Phillipino-American Marine Corp Veteran, Pacific Ocean surfer, and UWW alumnus Ralph Jaojoco '14 talks about his military career, his life-changing decision to return to school, and how the flexibility of online education made it possible for him to travel between Hawaii, Korea and the Read More…