Posthumous Degrees

Undergraduate degrees and certificates may be awarded posthumously in cases where successful completion of the courses for which the student was registered at the time of death would have fulfilled all graduation requirements.

Graduate degrees and certificates may be awarded posthumously in cases when the student would likely have completed the degree or certificate had it not been for the intervention of death. Generally, this means that all requirements would have been completed during the term when death occurred. Completion of degree requirements during the current term must be verified by the signature of the student's graduate advisory committee.

Approval & Revisions: Curriculum Council, 6/14/01; Graduate Council, 5/10/01