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Honorary Degrees

The Trustee Committee on Honorary Degrees makes recommendations to the Princeton University Board of candidates for honorary degrees to be awarded at Commencement.

The committee invites your nominations. Please review the nomination criteria that help guide the work of the Committee on Honorary Degrees. By clicking the links that follow, you may review an alphabetical list and a chronological list of past recipients since 1970 (both in pdf format).

Nominations must include the candidate’s name and background about his or her accomplishments. Any connection to Princeton University or reasons the degree would be particularly meaningful to the individual and to the audience at Commencement, especially to degree candidates, are welcome. It would be helpful if you would include your name and Princeton affiliation.

Submitting nominations

Please submit a nomination by sending e-mail to, or by mailing information on your nominee to:

Committee on Honorary Degrees
Office of the Vice President and Secretary
One Nassau Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544


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