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
Voorhees Ralph W. 1990 Doctor of Humane Letters
Volk Harry Joseph 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Vermeule Emily Dickinson Townsend 1968 Doctor of Letters
Vandervilt Arthur 1956 Doctor of Humane Letters
Van Zandt Steven 2017 Doctor of Fine Arts
Van Ness Stanley C. 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters
Vagelos P. Roy 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Ullian Arthur D. 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Udall Stewart Lee 1968 Doctor of Laws
Trotter Tariq Luqmaan 2024 Doctor of Fine Arts
Trethewey Natasha 2021 Doctor of Letters
Trager William 1965 Doctor of Science
Tilghman Shirley M. 2006 Doctor of Science
Threlkeld Curtis Hugh 1957 Doctor of Letters
Thomson Virgil 1956 Doctor of Letters
Thomas Anne Moreau 1999 Doctor of Humane Letters
Thant U 1968 Doctor of Laws
Taylor Billy 1994 Doctor of Fine Arts
Tatum Edward Lawrie 1964 Doctor of Science
Sweeney Price Mary Sue 2004 Doctor of Fine Arts
Suzman The Honorable Helen 1992 Doctor of Laws
Sullivan Leon 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Strickland, Jr. William E. 1999 Doctor of Humane Letters
Stimpson Catharine R. 2004 Doctor of Letters
Stillman W. Paul 1975 Doctor of Laws
Still Timothy 1968 Doctor of Humane Letters
Stewart William Huffman 1967 Doctor of Science
Stewart Sandy J. 2020 Doctor of Humane Letters
Stevenson Adlai Ewing 1962 Doctor of Laws
Stevenson Bryan A. 2015 Doctor of Laws
Stevens Rosemary A. 1995 Doctor of Science
Stetin Sol 1961 Doctor of Humane Letters
Stern Isaac 1983 Doctor of Fine Arts
Stern David J. 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Stamato Linda L. 1985 Doctor of Laws
Solow Robert M. 1994 Doctor of Science
Snedeker Chester Wesley 1955 Master of Arts
Smyth Henry DeWolf 1968 Doctor of Laws
Smithers Robert Brinkley 1964 Doctor of Laws
Smith Frederic William 1964 Doctor of Laws
Smith Howard Anthony 1959 Doctor of Laws
Smith Margaret Chase 1986 Doctor of Laws
Smiley Tavis 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Smeal Eleanor Cutri 2010 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sirleaf Ellen Johnson 2010 Doctor of Laws
Singer Wolf 2008 Doctor of Science
Simon William E. 1985 Doctor of Laws
Sills Arthur J. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Showalter Elaine 2001 Doctor of Letters
Shorter Wayne 2019 Doctor of Fine Arts