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Students who fulfill the requirements of the Honors Program graduate as Commonwealth Scholars, a statewide recognition of exceptional academic achievement.

The Commonwealth Scholar honor is inscribed on the student's diploma and transcript.

Honors Benefits

  • Housing—Jump at the chance to live in the spacious on campus apartments or townhouses after your freshman year
  • Early registration—Plan the perfect schedule by registering early for classes
  • Smaller classrooms—No large lecture halls means more personal attention and contact with our best and brightest faculty
  • Serve the UMass Dartmouth and south coast community—open doors to networks with other students and professionals
  • Social events and trips—scheduled throughout the school year, and planned by the Honors Student Council