Undergraduate degrees and certificates may be awarded posthumously in cases where the student officially had earned senior standing at the time of death. Senior standing must be verified by the academic unit.
Graduate and professional 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. Satisfactory completion of degree requirements must be verified by the signature of the student's graduate advisory committee.