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 Degree Citation
Tatum Edward Lawrie 1964 Doctor of Science
Taylor Billy 1994 Doctor of Fine Arts
Thant U 1968 Doctor of Laws
Thomas Anne Moreau 1999 Doctor of Humane Letters
Thomson Virgil 1956 Doctor of Letters
Threlkeld Curtis Hugh 1957 Doctor of Letters
Tilghman Shirley M. 2006 Doctor of Science
Trager William 1965 Doctor of Science
Udall Stewart Lee 1968 Doctor of Laws
Ullian Arthur D. 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Vagelos P. Roy 1991 Doctor of Humane Letters
Van Ness Stanley C. 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters
Van Zandt Steven 2017 Doctor of Fine Arts
Vandervilt Arthur 1956 Doctor of Humane Letters
Vermeule Emily Dickinson Townsend 1968 Doctor of Letters
Volk Harry Joseph 1958 Doctor of Humane Letters
Voorhees Ralph W. 1990 Doctor of Humane Letters
Waelsch Salome Gluecksohn 1998 Doctor of Science
Waldheim Kurt 1972 Doctor of Laws
Wall Monroe E. 1999 Doctor of Science
Walter F. Austin 1966 Doctor of Music
Warren Earl 1966 Doctor of Laws
Warren Elizabeth 2011 Doctor of Laws
Watson James Dewey 1988 Doctor of Science
Wayne Edward Anthony 1963 Doctor of Laws
Wayne June C. 2005 Doctor of Fine Arts
Weaver Robert Clifton 1963 Doctor of Laws
Weeks Edward A. 1962 Doctor of Letters
Weintraub Joseph 1958 Doctor of Laws
Weisenfeld Allan 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Weisskopf Victor Frederick 1983 Doctor of Laws
Welty Eudora 1978 Doctor of Letters
Werblin David A. 1988 Doctor of Laws
Wescott Glenway 1963 Doctor of Letters
Wescott Lloyd Bruce 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Wheeler John Archibald 1969 Doctor of Science
White Katharine Elkus 1967 Doctor of Laws
White Ruth Patricia 1962 Master of Fine Arts
White, Jr. Lynn 1979 Doctor of Letters
Whitehead John C. 1989 Doctor of Laws
Whitlock Foster Brand 1980 Doctor of Humane Letters
Whitman Christine Todd 1994 Doctor of Laws
Wicker Thomas Grey 1970 Doctor of Letters
Wideman John Edgar 1991 Doctor of Letters
Wieschaus Eric F. 2002 Doctor of Science
Williams Joseph D. 1987 Doctor of Humane Letters
Williams, Jr. Harrison Arlington 1960 Doctor of Laws
Wilson August 1996 Doctor of Letters
Wilson Blenda Jacqueline 1989 Doctor of Laws
Wilson William Julius 1995 Doctor of Science