Call for nominations for University of Maine honorary degrees

The University of Maine Honorary Degree Committee seeks nominations for honorary degrees to be awarded at the May 2024 commencement ceremonies.

The awarding of honorary degrees is an opportunity to draw positive attention to the university through the recognition of world-class achievement and impact. Please consider submitting a nomination for this special University of Maine honor. Please find below the University of Maine Board of Trustees Policy regarding Honorary Degrees.

To submit a nomination, please use this University of Maine Honorary Degree nomination form

A separate nomination should be used for each nominee and be accompanied by a nomination letter (no more than five pages) that includes the following information:

  • a compelling rationale for the nominee
  • relevant biographical data
  • description of the nominee’s regional, national, or international prominence
  • description of the nominee’s connection to the state of Maine

The nomination letter also should address:

The candidate’s most notable accomplishments and how these achievements make this individual worthy of receiving an honorary degree. 

Why it is particularly appropriate for this person to receive an honorary degree from the University of Maine. 

Please submit the completed nomination materials by Monday, November 28, 2022.