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September 27, 2017 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, All campuses

FROM: Honorary Degree Committee of the Board of Trustees

The Honorary Degree Committee of the Board of Trustees invites all members of the university community to submit nominations for honorary degrees to be awarded in May 2018 and subsequent years.  The nomination deadline is extended to Friday, October 6, 2017.

The conferral of honorary degrees has a long and distinguished tradition at Tufts University; the first honorary degree was award in 1858.  We present honorary degrees to recognize extraordinary talents and contributions. Nominees should have a record of distinguished and sustained accomplishment. They may be honored for their contributions in the varied academic, scholarly, and professional fields represented at Tufts; business and industry; the visual, literary, musical, and performing arts; or public life.                                                         

The nomination form with submission instructions and a list of previous honorary degree recipients is available at  You may address inquiries regarding honorary degrees to

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