Student meeting with Honors Peer Advisor in CHC Advising Center


Get to know more about UMass and what the Honors College has to offer you.


The best way to see what the University of Massachusetts and Commonwealth Honors College have to offer is to meet our students and admissions representatives and experience the campus.



Explore UMass Amherst

The Old Chapel at the University of Massachusetts is visible framed by flowers on a tree

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.

Undergraduate Admissions Counselors are Available to Help You

General questions about the undergraduate admissions process can be directed to the UMass Admissions office's general e-mail or main phone line at (413) 545-0222.





Learn More About The HONORS Experience

Students walk through the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community at the University of Massachusetts

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.



Honors College Info Sessions

When you are ready to dive deeper into what the Honors College living and learning community has to offer, we would like to invite you to attend an in-person or virtual Commonwealth Honors College information session. 


Students studying in CHC Events Hall

Students and families can learn more about the Commonwealth Honors College from Honors College Student Ambassadors in these small group sessions capped at three students. You can hear first-hand about the experience of being an Honors student at UMass Amherst to help you imagine yourself here in Honors.

REGISTER HERE for an IN-PERSON Commonwealth Honors College information session.

REGISTER HERE for a VIRTUAL Commonwealth Honors College information session.

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.