Posthumous Degrees and In Memoriam Degrees
In the unfortunate event that a student passes away before the completion of a degree, the University may award the student a degree posthumously. To be awarded a posthumous degree, the student must have completed 75% of the credits toward degree (45 for an Associate’s Degree; 90 for a Bachelor’s Degree; 22 for Master’s Degree) and be in good academic standing (2.0 for undergraduate; 3.0 for graduate). The conferred degree is noted in the Student Information System and reported to external stakeholders.
Alternatively, the University may consider awarding an “In Memoriam Degree”. This is an honorary degree, which is noted in the Student Information System but not reported to external stakeholders. There are no completion or academic standing requirements to award this honorary degree.