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Honorary Degrees

The window for submitting nominations for 2025 Commencement is open!
Submission deadline: September 25, 2024.

On recommendation of the Honors and Awards Committee and the President, the Board of Trustees may vote to confer honorary degrees on distinguished individuals. The Board should award an honorary degree only in recognition of extraordinary and lasting distinction. The award should represent the highest intellectual and moral values; it should reflect the very character and quality of the University itself. (Article XVII of University Bylaws.)

Nominations must be made using the standardized Honorary Degree Nomination form.


Please refer to the Honorary Degree Procedures for additional submission guidelines as well as review the Criteria used in selecting candidates for an Honorary Degree from the University of Connecticut. Other questions may be directed to the Office of the President: honorarydegree@uconn.edu.

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Phone: (860) 486-2337
Address: Office of the President
352 Mansfield Road Unit 1048
Storrs, CT 06269