If a student has passed away, a family member can request a posthumous award. This is subject to approval by University Council.
There are three options:
- graduating in attendance, with a family member representing the deceased student
- graduating without attending a ceremony (in absentia) and receiving the award certificate (testamur) in the mail
- family receiving the certificate from the faculty at a private occasion.
The family needs to advise the student's faculty which option they prefer. For posthumous award procedures, staff should see the procedure below.