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Fall Reopening

Get the latest information about UMass Amherst’s Reopening plans for fall 2020 and the campus-wide response to the coronavirus pandemic.

View detail of the campus reopening plan


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


Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced significant changes to the University's reopening plan this fall.


Nathan Balk King '23 has received a Tikkun Olam Leadership Award for his creation of Model United Nations: Indigenous.


Claire Moss ’17 recently received the New England Chapter Young Leader Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA). The award recognizes young members who have demonstrated commitment to the public works profession and the New England Chapter.

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Commonwealth Honors Dean Mari Castañeda issued an announcement on the upcoming fall semester on July 8, 2020. 


The latest communication and resources for the Honors Community.