Attention: Please refer to the PDF version of the Bulletin for most accurate information and definitions.

6.28. Posthumous Degrees

A posthumous degree may be awarded through the normal process of petitioning for a waiver of the University’s graduation requirements (see Sec. 3.9.). The petition may be made by any member of the faculty, staff or student body, or by any member of the immediate family of the deceased. If the petition is granted by the academic committee for complaints, appeals and exceptions, the degree must still be approved by a vote of both the faculty and the board of trustees, as is true of every degree conferred.