The Student Union at UMass Amherst

Hometown News Requests

The Office of News and Media Relations distributes news about the achievements of individual students to local newspapers. These hometown releases inform friends and family about awards and other accomplishments of UMass Amherst students. 


What We Publicize

Each year the Office of News and Media Relations receives data from the Registrar's Office to write and distribute these hometowns for in-state students: Fall Dean's List, Spring Dean's List, and Commencement. Upon request to our office, releases can be written for out-of-state students. 

Student organization awards and achievements are often compiled by an organization's leaders and advisors and sent to our office. Students should check with their group leaders to determine if this is being done.

Individual students can also submit news of their accomplishments.