A family member or other interested party of the deceased student may make a request for a posthumous degree through the dean of the student’s major department.
To be eligible, an undergraduate student must have been enrolled at the time of death, in good academic standing, and earned a minimum of 90 credits (senior status).
A graduate student must have been enrolled at the time of death, in good academic standing, satisfactorily completed a minimum of two-thirds of the degree course work, and declared a specific degree program.
Under special circumstances, the President may grant the awarding of a posthumous degree for an undergraduate student who has completed less than 90 credits or a graduate student who has completed less than two-thirds of the degree course work.
A diploma for a posthumous degree will be identical to other degrees awarded; no special notation will be made on the diploma.
Last Updated: July 20, 2011