CHC students present at the Undergraduate Research Conference


Commonwealth Honors College has many innovative programs and opportunities to enrich your academic experience.  


Honors Residential Academic Programs (RAPs) enable first-year Honors College students to live and take classes together.  

Mass URC

Students from across the state have the opportunity to present their Honors Thesis or research findings at the annual MassURC. 

International Scholars Program

Through the International Scholars Program, you can integrate international studies coursework and Study Abroad interests.

Study Abroad at UMass Amherst

Choose from more than 100 opportunities to participate in study abroad or do an exchange at another campus for the cost of UMass Amherst tuition. 


Sophomores-Serve offers hands-on learning and service with a research twist. 

Academic Honors Societies

Honors College students are encouraged to join national Academic Honor Societies.


National Scholarship Advisement  

Our Office of National Scholarship Advisement helps students apply for and win prestigious national awards and scholarships.  

UMass Campus Aerial Photo of Library and Chapel

Five College Consortium   

Take classes at any of the five college campuses at no additional cost. Attend events and concerts, use the libraries, join a club, audition for a play, or grab a meal using your meal card. Bus service between the campuses is free.