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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

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


Michael Nicholson ’16 will be inaugurated as the city mayor of Gardner, Massachusetts, on July 14, 2020. The inauguration will take place at 5 pm on the front lawn of Gardner City Hall at 95 Pleasant Street.


Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy released a statement regarding the University's re-opening plan in the fall.


Paige Richmond ’20 has been awarded the American Kinesiology Association’s (AKA) Undergraduate Award. The award honors kinesiology students across the country whose academic and leadership records are distinctive.


The latest communication and resources for the Honors Community.