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2015 commencement photos and videos

Monday, June 22, 2015

On May 8, 2015, UMass Amherst confered 5500 undergraduate degrees in front of a crowd of 20,000 family and friends. Over 150 UWW graduates participated in the ceremony, including a very pregnant Sarah Hebert whose due date was that day! The ceremony was spectacular, the weather sunny and warm, and Read More…

we're hiring

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The University Without Walls seeks a full-time lecturer. Visit our Employment page for more information about this opportunity. 

uww featured in usa today

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

In a June 9, 2015 USA Today article Parents benefit from specialized degree program at UMass Amherst, reporter Michael Schramm describes many of the benefits the University Without Walls offers parents.  "The writing portfolio is one of many opportunities provided to UMass students in the Read More…

commencement! may 8-9

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The main UMass Amherst Commencement Ceremony is on Friday, May 8 at 4:30pm at the UMass Amherst football stadium. The event if free and open to the public. If you are coming, expect very heavy traffic. Plan accordingly.  The University Without Walls Senior Recognition Ceremony is on Saturday, May 9 Read More…

sign up for a webinar or info session

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Choosing the right bachelor's degree completion program is a big decision. Our free in-person information sessions and webinars can help by providing you with information and guidance, and giving you the opportunity to ask questions and get advice.  Led by an experienced UWW staff member who Read More…

uww raises $5500 for scholarships in 1 hr

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The University Without Walls raised $5500 for the Friends of UWW Scholarship in a single hour. During UMass Amherst's 36 hour online fundraising campaign called UMassGives there are challenge hours. The program to boast the most donors during each challenge hour wins an additional $2000. UWW won Read More…

uww student wins field scholar award

Friday, April 10, 2015

With a 3.93 GPA, 43 year old UWW student Amy Sheridan of Ipswich, MA has been recognized as a 2015 William F. Field Alumni Scholar by the UMass Amherst Alumni Association. The William F. Field Alumni Scholar Awards were established in 1976 to recognize and honor third-year students for their Read More…

uww student wins senior leadership award

Monday, March 30, 2015

Meet 34 year old UWW student Evan Goodchild '15, local human service worker, musician, filmmaker, loyal fan of avocados, and leader in the effort to transform the lives of people with developmental and mental health challenges. He is a recipient of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association's 2015 Senior Read More…

recent alumni book publications

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Congratulations to two UMass UWW alumnae who have recently published well received books in the fields of public health and psychology. Lynn Koerbel, MPH, '04 06G is co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety (New Harbinger Publications, Inc. Dec, 2014) Lynn is Associate Read More…

meet scholarship winner kimberley moore

Monday, March 23, 2015

Meet first generation college student and winner of a $1000 UWW scholarship, 36 year old Kimberley Moore of Dorchester, MA.  Here, Kimberley talks about managing school and the full time job of motherhood, and her plans for graduate school. Her concentration: Criminal Justice and Youth Development Read More…