Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: Walt Disney’s Harvard Degree

Walt Disney's Harvard Degree

Over the years, Walt Disney received numerous honors and awards. Among them were honorary degrees from several universities. In 1938, Harvard honored Walt with an honorary Masters of Art degree. As you can see in the photo above, a few of Walt’s friends even showed up to help him receive this special honor. Other universities to honor Walt Disney with an honorary degree include Yale, the University of Southern California, and UCLA.

Thanks to Jodi at Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Heidi at Heidi’s Head, Mike at My Dreams of Disney, and Jenn at Disney Babies Blog for hosting the Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia blog hop! Click the links below for more great Disney trivia!

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Photo credit: Boston Public Library / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

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Kimberly's love of Disney began at an early age and grew even more when her family won a Walt Disney World vacation from a local radio station. She grew up visiting the parks every one to two years and is fascinated by Disney history and trivia. Whether at the parks or at home, Kimberly is constantly looking for hidden Mickeys. She enjoys sharing tips and helping others plan their Disney vacations. In addition to Frontierland Station, she can also be found writing for Park World Travel and selecting music for Park World Radio.

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  • Wow! That’s a lot of honorary degrees!

  • Interesting! He looks like he was having fun getting all his degrees. Thanks for sharing.

    • He does! I actually found a short little video from when he received the Harvard degree. It showed Walt playing with the characters seen in the photo above. He was talking to Donald and seemed to be thrilled to be receiving an honorary degree with a few of his closest friends!

  • Wouldn’t it be fun to receive an honorary degree? Walt definitely deserved it!

  • JenniferLissak

    I’m always behind and just saw this – very cool! I’m not even sure if he actually ever truly finished high school, so a masters from harvard is quite impressive!

    • He didn’t finish high school. He dropped out to enlist in the Army, but when they said he was too young, he lied about his age and joined the Red Cross. A Harvard degree and an extremely successful company are definitely quite impressive, especially for someone who never even finished high school!

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