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Honorary Degrees from Carleton College

The Carleton Honorary Degree is the highest honor that the College can bestow.  Carleton has always awarded this degree sparingly and selects its honorary degree recipients with great care and with the assent of both the faculty and board of trustees.  Seeking to honor those who have achieved eminence in their own profession or who have rendered distinguished service to society.

  • Recipients

    View the list of honorary degree recipients from 1889 to the present.
  • Criteria

    The criteria and process for awarding honorary degrees.
  • Nomination Process

    Explains the Nominations process a bit. Also has a form to submit a nomination.
  • Degree Committee

    See the committee members who select the honorary degree recipients.