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The latest communications and resources for the Honors Community.

Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst

Learn to make a difference in the world

The Honors Curriculum challenges you to find connections between theory and practice.

Community of Scholars

Honors College students benefit from a tight-knit community, close ties with faculty, small Honors classes, value-added Honors Advising, and access to special programs, merit scholarships, and research grants.

Small Classes, Big Ideas

Honors College students reach beyond the boundaries of their academic majors, while advanced scholarship tracks provide students opportunities to contribute original knowledge to their fields of study.

Campus Full of Opportunities

Honors College students have access to the extensive resources of the University of Massachusetts Amherst — a large research university with roughly 100 majors and wide-ranging opportunities for student engagement.

 

Recent News

CovidUpdate

The latest communications and resources for the Honors Community.

Robert N. Pollin

On Tuesday, March 31, distinguished professor of economics Robert N. Pollin will deliver this year's Daffodil Lecture on Sustainability and the Environment. 

Stacy Smith

UMass alumna and former CHC Peer Advising Supervisor, Stacy Smith '00, found her calling in enriching the education of students.

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

“When you teach about George Washington, there’s absolutely no reason you shouldn’t tell Ona’s story too.” 

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Commonwealth Honors College 20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 Years of Ideas, Scholarship, and Community.