news

a message of congratulations from your dean

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Congratulations, UWW Class of 2020! I’m delighted to have this opportunity to recognize and congratulate you. Unfortunately, we cannot gather in person to celebrate this wonderful milestone but you certainly deserve the excitement and applause of graduation day!  We are facing unprecedented Read More…

celebrating commencement today!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The UWW Degree Completion Program is looking forward to celebrating with our 2020 graduates TODAY Friday, May 8. UWW will be premiering our graduation celebration video on our graduation celebration website this Friday, May 8, and then hosting a Facebook Watch Party at 12:30 p.m. on our Facebook Read More…

frontline health worker among 2020 graduates

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Throughout the spring semester, a typical day for UMass Amherst student John Varakuta included the following: driving to the hospital, donning personal protective gear, caring for critically ill patients, returning home exhausted, making a pot of coffee, and buckling down to complete his final Read More…

application deadline extended to June 1

Friday, May 1, 2020

The UMass Amherst University Without Walls (UWW) Degree Completion Program has been listening to and supporting our students for nearly fifty years. Be assured that we’re continuing to listen.   In response to your inquiries, we have extended our application deadline to June 1 to start fall Read More…

a message from the director

Friday, March 20, 2020

Dear UWW students, For nearly half a century, the University Without Walls has served a remarkable community of students. Our steadfast mission has been to serve and support non-traditional students to reach their academic goals. Just like those who have come before you, you amaze us with your Read More…

commencement is postponed

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

We are so disappointed to announce that due to the ongoing prohibition of large gatherings and the university's own efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, commencement (which was scheduled for Friday, May 8) and all commencement weekend activities will be postponed. We at UWW are so sad for Read More…

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.