New York University recognizes distinguished individuals at each year's All-University Commencement Exercises. Our 2023 honorees will be announced in Spring 2023.

Last Year's Honorees

Commencement for the Class of 2022

Class of 2022 honorary degree recipient Taylor Swift.

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In 2022, the honorary degree recipients at the All-University Commencement for the Class of 2022 were Susan HockfieldFélix V. Matos Rodríguez, and Taylor Swift, who spoke on behalf of all of the honorary degree recipients. 

Commencement for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021

Class of 2020 and 2021 Honorary Degree Recipient Judith Heumann.

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The honorary degree recipients at the All-University Commencement for the Class of 2020 and 2021 were Lonnie G. Bunch III, Jill Lepore, and Judith Heumann, who spoke on behalf of all of the honorary degree recipients.