Apply for a variety of Commonwealth Honors College scholarships on the Academic Works website by February 28, 2020!

Fall 2019 Rising Researchers

The Rising Research Award recognizes students whose research stands out as being ambitious, creative, and having a positive impact on the greater community.


Bryanna Freitas, Hadley Beauregard, and Hailey Charest were awarded for their product Bac-Be-Gone.

Amir Issaa

Amir Issaa, an Italian activist, performed and spoke about the discrimination he faced and what he used to cope with it: rap.

prof tyson

From October 5 to October 11, UMass Commonwealth Honors College’s emeritus professor of chemistry, Julian Tyson, participated in the World Veterans Fencing Championship 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.

students planting daffodil bulbs

On a crisp November morning under a bluebird sky, surrounded by bare trees that have just dropped the last of their crinkled brown leaves, the last thing most of us are thinking about is the beautiful flowers that will fill the campus next spring. 



Apply to the Sustainability Innovation & Engagement Fund (SIEF) by February 14 for grant money to fund your idea for a sustainability project on campus.


The School of Public Policy will host a beta test of the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition. All UMass students, grad and undergrad, from all fields, are invited to apply.


Space still available for M&I-ENG  397DH Fundamentals of Data Visualization

Student Blog

cheers to 2020

Here it is, my last blog of 2019.

A Turkey.

A lighthearted look at this holiday season, Thanksgiving cooking, and getting into an accelerated master's program.

online shopping

From the day after Thanksgiving until the winter holidays, we find ourselves in a mad dash of buying presents for family, friends, coworkers, and everyone else in between.