May 24, 2020

honorary degrees

  1. December 15, 2019

    Meijer reminds graduates life is an opportunity for reinvention

    Unlike the deadlines they faced for papers or exams, U-M’s newest graduates will never run out of time to revise their life story, 2019 Winter Commencement speaker Hendrik G. (Hank) Meijer told them.

  2. November 1, 2019

    Five recommended for Winter Commencement honorary degrees

    Five leaders in fields of endeavor that reach from the Ann Arbor arts community to the global fight for public health have been recommended for honorary degrees at the Ann Arbor campus’ Winter Commencement.

  3. September 16, 2019

    University seeks nominations for honorary degree recipients

    The campus community is being asked to nominate individuals who have contributed to their field or society to be considered for honorary degrees.

  4. March 28, 2019

    Four to receive honorary degrees at Spring Commencement

    The Board of Regents has approved scientist Randy Schekman, sculptor Mark di Suvero, actress and singer Leslie Uggams, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for honorary degrees at Spring Commencement.

  5. December 16, 2018

    Lynn Conway encourages graduates to embrace coming social change

    U-M professor emerita and transgender advocate Lynn Conway stressed the importance of embracing social change and imparted wisdom from some of history’s brilliant minds in her Winter Commencement address.

  6. October 15, 2018

    Four recommended for honorary degrees at Winter Commencement

    Lynn Conway, U-M professor emerita, computer scientist, electrical engineer, inventor and a transgender activist, is one of four recommended to receive honorary degrees and will deliver the Winter Commencement address.

  7. September 10, 2018

    University seeks nominations for honorary degree recipients

    U-M leaders are encouraging the campus community to nominate individuals who have contributed to their field or society to be considered for honorary degrees.

  8. March 23, 2018

    Four recommended for honorary degrees at Spring Commencement

    President Mark Schlissel is recommending to the Board of Regents that U-M award honorary degrees to Jeanne Craig Sinkford, Penny W. Stamps, David R. Walt and Charles Woodson at Spring Commencement.

  9. September 18, 2017

    Nominations sought for honorary degree recipients

    University leaders are encouraging the campus community to nominate individuals who have contributed to their field or society to be considered for honorary degrees.

  10. December 8, 2016

    U.S. Justice Sotomayor to receive honorary degree in January

    U.S. Justice Sonia Sotomayor will receive an honorary degree from U-M next month when she visits campus for the university’s bicentennial celebration.