University Letter

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Honorary degree nominations sought by Dec. 1

Members of the University Council are invited to nominate outstanding individuals for an honorary degree to be awarded at commencement ceremonies. Honorary degrees are conferred by UND to nominees who have reached a level of distinction in his or her field, and have outstanding service to the nation, to the state, and to the University. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Dec. 1, 2023.

The applicable State Board of Higher Education policy and institutional criteria and standards are available on the Office of the Provost website. Please review this information prior to submitting a nomination.  If you have any questions about the process, please contact Dana Harsell, chair of the Honorary Degree Committee, at

On behalf of the University Senate Honorary Degrees Committee, nominations, and all supporting materials may be emailed to  by Dec. 1.