Posthumous Degree/Certificate

Deceased students may be considered candidates for posthumous degrees/certificates if:

  • In good standing at the time of death
  • Enrolled in a degree/certificate program at the time of death (unless circumstances prohibited enrollment)
  • Completed 75% or more of the degree/certificate requirements

The request to award a posthumous degree/certificate must originate in an academic division by the dean or program director and must be approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty and College President.

The names of students awarded a posthumous degree/certificate will be printed in the commencement program.

The statement “awarded posthumously” will be noted on the student’s academic record and transcript, but not on the diploma/certificate.