Posthumous Degree or Degree in Memoriam Policies
A Posthumous Degree or Degree in Memoriam can provide families of deceased students with a meaningful acknowledgement of the student’s accomplishments and legacy. The University provides for the awarding of such degrees to students if, at the time of their death, they have completed full degree requirements or made progress towards their degree, and meet certain conditions as specified in the policy.
- Posthumous Degree – A Posthumous Degree is a regular UNC Charlotte degree that is included as part of the University’s official count of degrees, but is awarded posthumously (see the below policy for additional information and requirements).
- Degree in Memoriam – A Degree in Memoriam is a recognition provided to honor a deceased student’s progress toward the degree. The Degree in Memoriam is not included in the official count of degrees (see the below policy for additional information and requirements).
More information is availalable with the Office of the Provost in the Division of Academic Affairs.