Amberly Lerner

A photo of me and my family right after moving me in Freshman Year.

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." — A.A. Milne

Amberly, smiling as the sunsets on the Irish meadow.

Having just returned from studying abroad last fall, Amberly writes about some of the best places to go in Ireland.

The Bac-Be-Gone team with the first place cash prize.

It is not an easy journey to create a startup. But that’s exactly what Commonwealth Honors College students Hadley Beauregard, Hailey Charest, and Bryanna Lexus Freitas set out to do. The three took the top prize at Amherst Pitch Night on February 6, securing $600 for their startup.

Deepika Singh

After graduation, Deepika Singh plans to spend two years in Cambodia with the Peace Corps teaching English, and then go onto law school to study international relations.

Commonwealth Honors College Celebration of Excellence

Dean Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina told graduates, "You are an unstoppable force!"

Commonwealth Honors College student and biology major, Monali Faldu '19, won first prize in the second annual That's Life [Science] Undergraduate Writing Contest. That's Life [Science] is UMass Amherst's graduate student STEM blog and outreach organization, which provides a free collection of...

Phi Kappa Phi

How does it feel to be inducted into Phi Kappa Phi?


Our legal system, and law school itself, holds a grand mystique that any would find intimidating. So, if Commonwealth Honors College and UMass’s Pre-Law Advising Office’s networking event, Meet the Law, reminds you of speed dating, that’s intentional. Through connecting current UMass students...

On Sunday, March 31, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducted 119 new members and awarded 17 Certificates of High Scholastic Achievement. Welcomed by Commonwealth Honors College Dean Gretchen Gerzina and Provost John J. McCarthy, inductees received a certificate and a rose, as well as access...

Nonsense phone booth

Would you say that you ever feel inspired to do random things that you previously had no interest in?