Past Rutgers University Honorary Degree Recipients

This list of honorary degree recipients is sortable by last name, year conferred, and degree type. Click on the title of the column to sort the list by that particular content.

We have added the honorary degree citations for some of our recipients. Click on the Citation images, where shown, to read them.

Last name First name Year Degreesort descending Citation
Cunningham John T. 1974 Doctor of Letters
Boyd Julian Parks 1956 Doctor of Letters
Mailer Norman 1969 Doctor of Letters
Bailyn Bernard 1976 Doctor of Letters
Hinojosa Maria 2022 Doctor of Letters
Hellman Lillian 1963 Doctor of Letters
Marchand Leslie Alexis 1981 Doctor of Letters
Fergusson Francis 1975 Doctor of Letters
Jensen Merril 1976 Doctor of Letters
Baker Russell Wayne 1989 Doctor of Letters
Salisbury Harrison Evans 1983 Doctor of Letters
Oates Joyce Carol 1997 Doctor of Letters
Johnson Thomas Herbert 1956 Doctor of Letters
Moore Marianne Craig 1955 Doctor of Letters
Vermeule Emily Dickinson Townsend 1968 Doctor of Letters
Lerner Gerda 1988 Doctor of Letters
Sang Philip David 1961 Doctor of Letters
Herbert Robert M. "Bob" 2006 Doctor of Letters
Morgan Edmund Sears 1976 Doctor of Letters
Remnick David Jay 2022 Doctor of Letters
Brée Germaine 1969 Doctor of Letters
Morris Richard Brandon 1976 Doctor of Letters
Baron Salo Wittmayer 1963 Doctor of Letters
Jordan Barbara 1993 Doctor of Letters
Ozick Cynthia 1999 Doctor of Letters
Marshall Paule 1996 Doctor of Letters
Rees Mina 1965 Doctor of Letters
Charanis Peter 1980 Doctor of Letters
Morrison Toni 2011 Doctor of Letters
Bate W. Jackson 1979 Doctor of Letters
Welty Eudora 1978 Doctor of Letters
Redd Dana 2023 Doctor of Letters
Franklin John Hope 1990 Doctor of Letters
Schlesinger, Jr. Arthur M. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Wescott Glenway 1963 Doctor of Letters
Cobb Jelani 2024 Doctor of Letters
Bunch Lonnie G. 2013 Doctor of Letters
Mumford Lawrence Quincy 1956 Doctor of Letters
Hrabowski III Freeman A. 2024 Doctor of Letters
Parsons Talcott 1977 Doctor of Letters
Friend, Jr. Albert Mathias 1955 Doctor of Letters
Kenyon Cecelia M. 1976 Doctor of Letters
Reston James Barrett 1957 Doctor of Letters
Bryan James Edmund 1964 Doctor of Letters
Cobb Jewel Plummer 1982 Doctor of Letters
Duverger Maurice 1982 Doctor of Letters
White, Jr. Lynn 1979 Doctor of Letters
Bundy McGeorge 1982 Doctor of Letters
Ringgold Faith 2009 Doctor of Letters
Weeks Edward A. 1962 Doctor of Letters

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