Policies & Regulations
Academic Affairs: Enrollment Services


Award of Posthumous Baccalaureate Degree
Number: 2.0080P
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Effective Date: 10/7/1999
Revised Date: 1/7/2008
Responsible Division/Department:
Academic Affairs / Enrollment Services


I. OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE

To state the minimum University requirements for awarding and procedures for receiving a posthumous baccalaureate degree.

II. STATEMENT OF POLICY

In order to receive a posthumous degree the student must have achieved senior status, must have been in good standing at the University of North Florida, and must have met UNF residency requirement or have been enrolled in courses sufficient to meet the residency requirement.

III. STATEMENT OF PROCEDURES

The Chair of faculty of the department on their own initiative or upon the request of a family member or friend requests the awarding of a posthumous degree by completing an application for graduation and submitting it to One Stop Student Services. The requester should attach a letter indicating that the applicant is deceased and providing a rationale for awarding the degree.

A family member or friend may elect to accept the diploma at the commencement ceremony (or designate someone to accept it) as well as receive the student’s official diploma.

If at all possible the student’s name will appear in the commencement program indicating “degree awarded posthumously.” This information will also appear on the official transcript. Course work in progress at the time of death will be listed on the transcript with a (WD) for withdrawal - deceased.