Each year, Marquette celebrates its values and commitment to excellence by awarding honorary degrees and including in its graduating class a number of outstanding individuals recognized for their exceptional achievements. President Michael R. Lovell invites the campus community to help identify future honorary degree recipients.
The Committee on University Honors considers nominees in three categories:
- High profile individuals who could serve as the Commencement speaker
- Individuals who have distinguished themselves as academics and / or intellectuals
- Individuals who have distinguished themselves in public and / or community service to our community and / or our larger society
Please note that individuals whom the Board of Trustees approves for an honorary degree may not be able to accept it with the next graduating class.