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holiday greetings from the directors

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Forty-eight years ago this fall, UWW set up shop in a little farmhouse on the edge of campus with the audacity to proclaim that college is for everyone. UWW’s inaugural class was a pioneering group of thirty brave adults whose dreams were buttressed by a stubborn brigade of staff, faculty, graduate Read More…

uww student awarded 2020 jack wilson scholarship

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

UWW student Heather Valcanas of Dunstable, Massachusetts is the recipient of a $1,300 Jack M. Wilson Presidential Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to two students each year across the entire UMass system. Forty-seven year old Valcanas is the Associate Director of Adult Services for Valley Read More…

umass opens new home for uww

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The expanded University Without Walls (UWW) at UMass Amherst officially unveiled its new physical location at 350 Campus Center Way on campus Oct. 22, where faculty and staff will provide support for students at every stage in their educational and professional lives. The UWW academic program Read More…

application deadline extended to november 12

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

We are very excited to announce that the application deadline has been extended to November 12! So, apply now to start classes in January. We look forward to receiving your application.   

visit uww's homecoming tent!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

We'll have a tent at the annual UMass Amherst Homecoming Block Party this Friday, Oct. 25. Find our tent between Goodell and the Old Chapel. We will be there from 5-8 p.m. If you are in the area, come say hi and take in the activities and food the Homecoming Block Party has to offer! The first 20 Read More…

meet the 2019 uww commencement speakers

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

We are excited to announce the 2019 UWW commencement speakers.  Lilliana Tirado Arteaga is the East Boston Play to Learn Group Coordinator for the Boston Public Schools Countdown to Kindergarten program. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, 45-year-old Arteaga lives with her family in East Boston. Read More…

commencement live stream

Monday, May 6, 2019

Watch the 2019 UWW Senior Recognition Ceremony LIVE on UWW's Facebook page on Friday, May 10 at 1:30pm (eastern time). Watch the 2019 UMass Amherst Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony LIVE on Friday, May 10 at 4:30pm (eastern time).  If you are a UWW graduate or visitor who needs more information Read More…

commencement is this friday

Monday, May 6, 2019

We’re so excited to see you and your guests for this special day! Here are some key things you need to know about Friday, May 10: • The UWW Senior Recognition Ceremony will be Friday, May 10 starting promptly at 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium. We will not be delaying the start time Read More…

$9k raised for scholarships in 48 hours

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The UMass Amherst University Without Walls raised over $9,000 towards the Rute Avelar Scholarship during UMassGives. UMassGives is the university's 2-day online giving campaign which took place from April 29-30, 2019.  Established by Celso Avelar, a long-time friend of the UWW program, this Read More…

get ready for umassgives- april 29-30

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

UMassGives, the university’s 2-day online giving campaign, will take place from Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019. As always, we need your help!  We are asking you to support our new scholarship, the Rute Avelar Scholarship. Established by a friend of UWW in honor of his niece who died at Read More…