The nomination of Honorary Degree candidates is an important opportunity to influence a ceremony that is the capstone of the academic year, Undergraduate Commencement.
Please note that nominations for candidates to receive honorary doctorates from the University of Massachusetts Amherst are due by Wednesday, April 15, 2020. To ensure full consideration, the nomination package must include the official nomination form, and a cover letter explaining in detail how the candidate meets the criteria for selection. Be sure to outline the nominee’s achievements and contributions, and include as much biographical and other supporting information as possible. If the person has a connection or relationship to UMass Amherst, please be sure to include that information as well. Criteria for degrees and the full policy can be viewed on the University of Massachusetts Office of the President website, Board of Trustees, Honorary Degree Policy.
Please send nominations to:
External Relations and University Events
305 Whitmore Administration Building
Phone: (413) 577-1101