Although we are unable to welcome you to campus at this time, we are offering alternative ways to learn more about our living and learning community. Through virtual information sessions, students and families who would like to make Commonwealth Honors College their destination of choice have a chance to speak with members of the Honors College, who can share first-hand experiences and knowledge about resources available. 

Commonwealth Honors College campus tours


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Designed for intellectually curious students who are passionate about creating new knowledge—and about making a difference in their fields of study and in their communities.

The best way to see what the University of Massachusetts and Commonwealth Honors College have to offer is to come to campus. Take a student-led tour of campus. Meet with an Honors College student ambassador. You’ll get a real flavor for the opportunities and advantages here—not to mention an opportunity to taste our award-winning food.


Schedule a Campus Visit

UMass Amherst regularly offers student-led walking tours that highlight the Campus Center, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, the Recreation Center, Commonwealth Honors College, an academic building, and a model dorm room. The campus also conducts information sessions about the first-year application process.

For students' privacy and protection, we cannot offer tours of Honors residence halls or student rooms.

The Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors coordinates all campus tours. You can schedule a UMass campus tour as well as an admissions information session. The Visitor Center also provides directions to campus, parking information, lodging suggestions, campus maps, and other useful information.


UMass Amherst Admissions Office

The Admissions Office provides information about how to apply to UMass Amherst, Cost and Financial Aid, and much more about what it’s like to be an undergraduate at UMass Amherst.


Honors Information Sessions

As part of your campus visit, sign up to meet with a Commonwealth Honors College student ambassador. You’ll get a view of student life at UMass Amherst and learn why they value being a member of the Commonwealth Honors College.

Information sessions are offered to prospective students and their families on weekdays when the office is open. The office is not open on state holidays or when the university is officially closed. For campus closures, see the UMass Amherst academic calendar.

Make an Appointment to Attend an Honors Information Session

Sessions are held in room 305 of the Commonwealth Honors College administrative building, which is located on Commonwealth Avenue next to the Recreation Center.

If you can't make one of our scheduled session times, we'll still do our best to meet when you are available. Contact our peer ambassadors at 413-577-2610 or

Map of walking route to Commonwealth Honors College


Commonwealth Honors College is located at:

157 Commonwealth Avenue
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA  01003

The administrative building for the college is called "Commonwealth Honors College" and is located within the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community.

Walking Directions from the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors

  1. Orient yourself by finding the W.E.B. DuBois library (the tall brick building in the center of campus) and walk toward it.
  2. As you approach the library and pass the Old Chapel, turn left between the Goodell Building and South College building and walk down the hill.
  3. The Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community is on your left. Walk down the stairs next to Sycamore Hall and enter the glass and steel building to find the Commonwealth Honors College offices.