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
Engstrom Elmer W. 1963 Doctor of Science
Epstein Benjamin 1965 Doctor of Letters
Ericsson Aprille Joy 2022 Doctor of Science
Everett Thomas Henry 1959 Master of Science
Fair Ethel Marion 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Fair Gordon Maskew 1965 Doctor of Science
Felmly Lloyd McPherson 1956 Doctor of Humane Letters
Fenster Saul K. 2002 Doctor of Laws
Ferguson, Jr. Clarence Clyde 1966 Doctor of Laws
Fergusson Francis 1975 Doctor of Letters
Finletter Thomas Knight 1959 Doctor of Laws
Fisk James Brown 1967 Doctor of Science
Fiske Jessie Gladys 1958 Doctor of Science
Florio James J. 1990 Doctor of Laws
Foster William Chapman 1968 Doctor of Laws
Francis John Joseph 1959 Doctor of Laws
Francis Norman C. 1993 Doctor of Humane Letters
Franklin John Hope 1990 Doctor of Letters
Frazier Kenneth C. 2019 Doctor of Laws
Frelinghuysen Peter H.B. 1976 Doctor of Laws
Friedman Milton 1968 Doctor of Laws
Friend, Jr. Albert Mathias 1955 Doctor of Letters
Fuchs Morris 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Fulbright James William 1955 Doctor of Laws
Galbraith John Kenneth 1979 Doctor of Laws
Gamper, Jr. Albert R. 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Garrett Laurie 2021 Doctor of Science
Gaskill William John 1978 Doctor of Laws
Gelfand Israel Moiseevich 1993 Doctor of Science
Gellhorn Walter 1973 Doctor of Laws
Geltman Samuel 1990 Doctor of Humane Letters
Gibson Eleanor Jack 1973 Doctor of Science
Gidney Ray Millard 1961 Doctor of Laws
Gillespie John Birks 1970 Doctor of Music
Ginsburg Ruth Bader 1991 Doctor of Laws
Goheen Robert Francis 1957 Doctor of Laws
Goldman Lawrence P. 1999 Doctor of Fine Arts
Goldstine Herman Heine 1994 Doctor of Science
Goodall Jane 2005 Doctor of Science
Gordon Julia Weber 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Gordon Lincoln 1967 Doctor of Laws
Gould Stephen Jay 1987 Doctor of Science
Gould William Benjamin, IV 1998 Doctor of Laws
Graham Martha 1959 Doctor of Fine Arts
Graves Michael 1994 Doctor of Fine Arts
Gregorian Vartan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Gronquist Carl Harry 1958 Doctor of Science
Gross Mason Welch 1971 Doctor of Laws
Gyatso Tenzin (Dalai Lama) 2005 Doctor of Humane Letters
Hall Frederick Wilson 1960 Doctor of Laws