The Faculty Life Committee invites nominations of candidates for honorary degrees. Submissions should be accompanied by a dossier that includes a letter of nomination, the candidate’s vitae, one or more confidential letters of recommendation, and any other relevant supporting materials, such as press clippings, etc. All nomination dossier materials, including supporting letters, must be received by the Provost and Dean of the College by noon on the date indicated on the current year Application Deadlines page.
Honorary degrees are awarded to non-alumni of St. Olaf College whose academic, literary, artistic or humanitarian work embodies the mission of St. Olaf College. Awards are based on individual merit and accomplishment of an academic, literary, artistic, or humanitarian nature. Exceptional candidates are those whose contributions have specifically enriched life at St. Olaf.