al sharpton keynotes social justice residency

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Over 100 people participated in the fourth annual UWW Social Justice Residency held on September 9-11 at the UMass Center at Springfield. With a keynote speech delivered by Reverend Al Sharpton, the two and a half day event was the most exciting and well attended residency yet. The topic?  Inside/ Read More…

it's our birthday! celebrate with us 11/9

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Join us as we celebrate UWW's 45th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, November 9th! Enjoy a special reception at the University Club at 5:30 followed by a performance of the Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China at the Fine Arts Center. Learn more and register! 

karen stevens has retired

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

After over a decade of service to UWW and over three decades working in the the fields of education and human services, our beloved Karen Stevens has retired. Growing up in a close-knit working class family in western Massachusetts, there was little expectation of and encouragement to get an Read More…

the past, present and future of uww

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The University Without Walls at UMass Amherst was officially announced to the world on November 2, 1971 via a typed-written press release that came out of the news office located in the newly constructed Whitmore Administration Building. Started as a part of a national experiment, the University Read More…

BREAKING- application deadline extended

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The application deadline has been extended to October 31. Apply now and start in January. It's time. What are you waiting for?

teaching adult students how to create visual narratives

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

This past spring, UWW launched a groundbreaking new workshop series designed to teach adult students how to create visual narratives. Led by award-winning film-maker Larry Hott and assisted by UWW alumnus Evan Goodchild, eleven UWW students participated in the workshop series called Creating Visual Read More…

more scholarship money raised and awards made

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

UWW dominated its UMassGives Power Hour this year, raising over $10,000 for scholarships in 36 hours. These funds, combined with additional funds raised over the course of the fiscal year, allowed UWW to award eighteen scholarships in the fall, 2015 and spring, 2016 semesters to adult students with Read More…

meet scholarship winner 59 yr old pamela leavey

Friday, June 10, 2016

In 2013, with her daughter launched and her business imploded by the mid-decade recession, 59 year old entrepreneur, writer and consultant Pamela Leavey decided it was her turn to finish her degree. When she graduates in 2017, she will have earned her bachelor's degree from UMass Amherst with a Read More…

meet commencement speaker & award winner thomasina hall

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

An educational advocate and administrative assistant working in the Gill-Montague Regional School District, 40 year old Thomasina Hall of Turners Falls, MA by way of the Bronx, was chosen as the 2016 UWW student commencement speaker, and is the winner of a UMass Amherst Alumni Association Senior Read More…

writer & teacher wins uww scholarship

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Living and working in St. Petersburg, Russia, 34 year old Nathan Thomas wouldn't be able to complete his degree without the flexibility and support UWW provides. Winner of an $800 Bonnie Lynn Scholarship, this aspiring travel writer and internationally ranked foosball player currently has two " Read More…