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
Robeson Paul L. 2019 Doctor of Humane Letters
Rockoff Alvin J. 1994 Doctor of Humane Letters
Rodino, Jr. Peter Wallace 1975 Doctor of Laws
Rodriguez Joseph H. 1974 Doctor of Laws
Roe Robert A. 1993 Doctor of Letters
Roebling Mary Gindhart 1987 Doctor of Humane Letters
Rogosin Israel 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Rohrer Heinrick 1987 Doctor of Science
Rollins Sonny 2009 Doctor of Fine Arts
Rossi Alice S. 1975 Doctor of Science
Roth Philip 1987 Doctor of Letters
Rubinstein Arthur 1963 Doctor of Music
Rukeyser Muriel 1961 Doctor of Letters
Ruttan Vernon Wesley 1978 Doctor of Laws
Ryan Arthur F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Sachar Libby Bernstein 1955 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sakharov Andrei Dmitrievich 1981 Doctor of Science
Salisbury Harrison Evans 1983 Doctor of Letters
Sang Philip David 1961 Doctor of Letters
Sato Gordon Hisashi 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Schaaf Royal Albert 1956 Doctor of Science
Schein Philip S. 2006 Doctor of Science
Schettino C. Thomas 1961 Doctor of Laws
Schimmel Herbert D. 2003 Doctor of Humane Letters
Schlatter Richard 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Schlesinger, Jr. Arthur M. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Schuller Gunther 1980 Doctor of Fine Arts
Schulman Dan 2018 Doctor of Humane Letters
Schwartz Anna Jacobson 1998 Doctor of Laws
Scott Eugenie C. 2007 Doctor of Science
Scott Hugh 1986 Doctor of Laws
Scullion Sister Mary 2016 Doctor of Letters
Seaborg Glenn T. 1970 Doctor of Laws
Seabrook Charles Franklin 1955 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sebrell, Jr. William Henry 1956 Doctor of Science
Segal George 1970 Doctor of Fine Arts
Seligmann Peter A. 2003 Doctor of Science
Sellars Richard Beverland 1977 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sessions Roger 1962 Doctor of Music
Shahn Ben 1964 Doctor of Letters
Shalala Donna E. 1995 Doctor of Humane Letters
Shapiro Harold T. 1988 Doctor of Laws
Shepard Roger Newland 1992 Doctor of Science
Shockley William B. 1956 Doctor of Science
Shorter Wayne 2019 Doctor of Fine Arts
Showalter Elaine 2001 Doctor of Letters
Sills Arthur J. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Simon William E. 1985 Doctor of Laws
Singer Wolf 2008 Doctor of Science
Sirleaf Ellen Johnson 2010 Doctor of Laws