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Together, We are Honors at UMass.

Nef A. Walker, PhD, Vice Chancellor & Chief Diversity Officer, acknowledges the distress and angst felt by our community, especially our Black community members who are living through the very public and all-too-common assault against their humanity, and urges us all to take good care of ourselves, and continue to support and lift each other. 


Community Resources



Single Stop Resources

Resources to get your college success back on track and keep it there.



Honors Advising

Honors Advisors provide guidance and support for all aspects of your Honors College journey: your Honors academic experience, campus academic and co-curricular opportunities, scholarships and research funding, and your Honors Thesis.

  • Individual advising sessions—you can schedule an appointment through Navigate.
  • Drop-in advising hours to help students with time-sensitive questions on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up for drop-in advising.
  • Answering a quick question at any time. If you send an email to advisor@honors.umass.edu, we will get back to you within 48 hours. 

Advising FAQs

We often get questions from students about navigating the Honors College. A few of our peer advising assistants have volunteered to answer questions. Continue to stop by as we will be adding more responses.

Do you have a question you would like us to answer through video? Send your questions to advisor@honors.umass.edu.


On the Front Line of Care



From left: Isabella Caruso, Danielle Costa, and Parker Sweet

Students Drive UMass COVID-19 Testing Center to Success

Operations at the UMass Amherst COVID-19 testing center and early COVID-19 vaccination continue to succeed due in large part to the nearly 90 student workers who play a significant role in daily operation. These student workers, including Commonwealth Honors College student Parker Sweet '21, perform tasks ranging from test collection to contact tracing to administering vaccines.


Kendra Lastowka

Honors Alum Graduates Early from Medical School to Fight Coronavirus

TODAY’s Al Roker spoke with inspiring medical students Kendra Lastowka and Taylor Shortsleeve, who graduated early from medical school in order to join the fight against coronavirus.