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 namesort ascending First name Year Degree Citation
Ifill Gwen 2008 Doctor of Letters
Hyde Mary Morley Crapo 1965 Doctor of Letters
Huxtable Ada Louise 1974 Doctor of Fine Arts
Hutchins John Richard, III 1984 Doctor of Science
Hunter-Gault Charlayne 1994 Doctor of Fine Arts
Humphrey Hubert H. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Humelsine Carlisle Hubbard 1976 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hughes Joseph Egan 1956 Doctor of Laws
Hughes Richard Joseph 1962 Doctor of Laws
Hughes William John 1995 Doctor of Laws
Hufstedler Shirley M. 1981 Doctor of Laws
Howard, Jr. M. William 2010 Doctor of Humane Letters
Houle Cyril Orvin 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hottel Althea Kratz 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Horne Marilyn 1971 Doctor of Music
Hopper Grace Murray 1987 Doctor of Science
Hoover, Jr. Herbert 1956 Doctor of Laws
Holt Rush 2021 Doctor of Laws
Holt Lester 2020 Doctor of Humane Letters
Holstrom Carleton A. 1995 Doctor of Humane Letters
Holderman Pauline Beatrice 1965 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hoffman Samuel David 1957 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hirschman Albert O. 1978 Doctor of Laws
Hinojosa Maria 2022 Doctor of Letters
Hines Gregory 2004 Doctor of Fine Arts
Hines Jerome 1993 Doctor of Fine Arts
Hill Anita 2018 Doctor of Laws
Higginbotham, Jr. A. Leon 1969 Doctor of Laws
Hicks Arthur James 2017 Doctor of Science
Herrmann Lewis Mordecai 1960 Doctor of Laws
Herbert Robert M. "Bob" 2006 Doctor of Letters
Heningburg Gustave 1989 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hellman Lillian 1963 Doctor of Letters
Heldrich John J. 1999 Doctor of Humane Letters
Heidelberger Michael 1961 Doctor of Science
Hedefine Alfred 1975 Doctor of Science
Heckel Charles Willard 1970 Doctor of Laws
Hayden Carla D. 2017 Doctor of Letters
Harvey Gerald C. 2014 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hardt Robert Andrew 1956 Doctor of Philosophy
Hannah-Jones Nikole 2022 Doctor of Letters
Hall Frederick Wilson 1960 Doctor of Laws
Gyatso Tenzin (Dalai Lama) 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters
Gross Mason Welch 1971 Doctor of Laws
Gronquist Carl Harry 1958 Doctor of Science
Gregorian Vartan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Graves Michael 1994 Doctor of Fine Arts
Graham Martha 1959 Doctor of Fine Arts
Gould Stephen Jay 1987 Doctor of Science
Gould William Benjamin, IV 1998 Doctor of Laws