Below is a partial listing of honorary degrees received by John F. Kennedy. For more information please contact Kennedy.Library@nara.gov or 617.514.1629.

Honorary Degrees of Laws

  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, January 29, 1950
  • Assumption College, Worchester, Massachusetts, June 3, 1955
  • Boston University, June 5, 1955
  • Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missouri, June 2, 1956
  • Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, June 3, 1956
  • Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts, June 10, 1956
  • Boston College, June 13, 1956
  • Harvard University, June 14, 1956
  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, June 17, 1956
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, May 31, 1957
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, June 3, 1957
  • Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, June 16, 1957
  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, October 8, 1957
  • New Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, February 4, 1958
  • Lasalle College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 11, 1958
  • Fordham Law School, New York City, February 15, 1958
  • George Washington University, May 3, 1961
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 12, 1961
  • University of California, Berkeley March 23, 1962
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, June 11, 1962
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California, June 6, 1963
  • American University, Washington, DC, June 10, 1963
  • National University of Ireland, June 28, 1963
  • University of Dublin, June 28, 1963
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, September 25, 1963
  • University of Maine, Orono, Maine, October 19, 1963
  • Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, October 26, 1963

 

Honorary Doctor of Science Degree

  • Lowell Technological Institute, Lowell, MA, September 7, 1956

 

Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree (Posthumous)

  • Georgetown University, December 3, 1964