Undergraduate Sustainability Research Awards

The Undergraduate Sustainability Research Awards recognize students for their outstanding work in fields pertaining to environmental sustainability and innovation, promoting deeper understanding of these topics as well as insight into the strategies and resources available to conduct this research. 

Robert N. Pollin

On Tuesday, March 31, distinguished professor of economics Robert N. Pollin will deliver this year's Daffodil Lecture on Sustainability and the Environment. 

Rice & Devlin

Imagine you have an exciting new idea for a classroom curriculum, but maybe you aren’t a teacher, and perhaps that curriculum doesn’t exist yet. For Ashley Rice '20 and Alyssa Devlin '19, two Honors students at UMass Amherst, this is exactly what they set out to do starting in the spring of 2019 while participating in a semester-long internship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. 

Springfield Museum

“It’s better to know how to learn than to know.” ⁠– Dr. Seuss

UMass's "Wicked Pitch" performs at the 2nd annual "CHC's Got Talent" show

Fall is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with cider donuts and a showcase of talent that UMass Commonwealth Honors College students have to offer?


“What we have to realize, is that sitting on this beautiful rock, everything we know about the universe, very nearly everything we have seen, comes to us from light. And that is just an extraordinary gift that light offers us.”

Spring 2020 Rising Researchers

In both the fall and spring of each academic year, Research Next selects a small group of undergraduate students from across the UMass Amherst campus to receive The Rising Research Award, recognizing students for their ambitious, creative, and impactful research.

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.

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy

Students, family, friends, and faculty gathered for the 2019 Commonwealth Honors College Induction Ceremony, recognizing its 20th incoming class.