The All-University Honors Committee solicits, reviews, and recommends nominations for various University honors including, honorary degrees, Outstanding Achievement Awards, Awards of Distinction, Alumni Service Awards, and honorific namings of significant University assets.

2021-22 All-University Honors Committee Leadership

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Meeting Schedule

2021-22 Meeting Schedule

The All-University Honors Committee meets Wednesdays from noon-1:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. University Senate Governance senates and committees will continue meeting via Zoom during fall semester 2021 and spring semester 2022.

October 6, 2021 noon-1:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
December 1, 2021 noon-1:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
March 2, 2022 noon-1:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom
April 6, 2022 noon-1:30 p.m. Online Via Zoom

Committee members will be automatically added to a Google Calendar invite for these meetings at the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year. 

Committee Charge

University Senate Bylaws, Article II., Section 5


The All-University Honors Committee solicits and reviews nominations for all-University honors.


The All-University Honors Committee shall be composed of: 

  • no more than 8 faculty members (including one from each system campus, where appropriate), 
  • 2 academic professional members, 
  • 3 students, 
  • 2 civil service members,
  • 5 alumni, and 
  • ex officio representation as specified by vote of the University Senate.

Faculty, academic professional, civil service, and student members shall be appointed by the Committee on Committees. Alumni members shall be appointed by the director of alumni relations.

Duties and Responsibilities

a. To solicit campuses, institutes, schools, and colleges for nominations for various University honors, naming of buildings, and nominations for outstanding achievement awards.

b. To review such material and make recommendations to the president, who will refer such matters to the Board of Regents for final selection.

c. To keep all deliberations and votes confidential except where publication is necessary for official purposes.

d. To recommend to the Senate Consultative Committee such actions or policies as it deems appropriate.

(updated: 7/19/16)

Submission Deadlines for Nominations

Below are the 2021-22 submission deadlines for nominations to the Senate All-University Honors Committee, and for each submission deadline, the committee meeting date the nomination would be considered, and if approved by the committee, the meeting date the nomination would be considered by the Board of Regents (BOR).

Submission Deadline All-U Honors Committee Meeting Date Date Nomination Considered by Board of Regents
September 22, 2021 October 6, 2021 December 17, 2021
November 17, 2021 December 1, 2021 February 11, 2022
February 16, 2022 March 2, 2022 May 13, 2022
March 23, 2022 April 6, 2022 June 10, 2022

Please note that all Alumni Service Award nominations from the Twin Cities campus must be submitted to the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA). The UMAA Awards Committee reviews nominations and forwards its recommendations to the Senate All-University Honors Committee. The 2021-22 deadline for submitting nominations to the UMAA is May 16, 2022.