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Award Nominations


The Honorary Awards Committee at the University of Missouri–St. Louis is soliciting nominations for honorary degrees. Honorary degrees are awarded at UMSL commencement ceremonies.

Honorary degree criteria, from the University of Missouri System Collected Rules and Regulations, are:

    • Persons who have rendered distinctive service to the university
    • Persons who have rendered distinctive service to the state
    • Graduates or former students who have achieved distinction
    • Persons of high distinction, from this country or abroad, who are not necessarily associated with the university or state

As a general policy, honorary degrees shall not be awarded to active members of the university faculty or staff, retired faculty members for career distinction achieved at the University of Missouri or political officials unless retired from political life.

The committee meets quarterly to consider nominations. These meetings are held in Woods Hall 411 at 2pm on the following dates:

To make a nomination, download, print and complete a nomination form. (Adobe Reader© required.)

Return completed forms to:
    Office of University Events
    60 J.C. Penney Building/Conference Center
    University of Missouri-St. Louis
    1 University Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63121

For questions contact Cindy Vantine, University Events 314-516-5442