2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog 
    Oct 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog

Posthumous Degrees

Degree Requirements & Academic Regulations

Pomona College awards the Letter of Arts in Collegiate Studies posthumously to students who die while pursuing their Bachelor of Arts. The purpose of the posthumous degree is to recognize the deceased student’s work at Pomona College; to commemorate their contribution to the greater Claremont Colleges community; and to provide some measure of solace to grieving families.

The Letter of Arts in Collegiate Studies is awarded irrespective of years completed at Pomona College. Depending on the family’s preference, the Letter may be presented privately or during the student’s class year Commencement Exercise.