• 2019 Honorary Degree Recipients
    Clockwise from top left: Tarana Burke, Kevin Kwan, Ta Kasitipradit, and Robert Mundheim.
  • Each year, The New School awards honorary degrees to individuals who exemplify the interests and ambitions of the graduating class. The award recipients embody the university’s driving principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and creative experimentation. Like many other students and alumni, New School honorary degree holders have included a number of bold innovators whose work across disciplines has addressed important contemporary issues.

    Honorees are invited to briefly address the graduates, sharing insights and advice from their unique vantage point. They are joined by a student speaker, who embodies and projects the best qualities and core values of The New School.

  • Distinguished Teaching Awards


    Recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Awards, including the Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Justice Teaching, are honored during Commencement with words of appreciation from graduating students. See this year’s recipients on the Teaching Awards page.


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