Name Changes

Students and alumni who need to update their academic record will work with the Office of the Registrar.

Applicants and newly admitted students should instead contact their admission counselor or the admitting office to update their record.

Employees should contact Human Resources.

Legal Name Changes

To change a student's legal name in their student record, they must present a government issued photo ID showing their new name to a Registrar’s Office staff member. If the student cannot present identification in person, they may sign the legal name change form in front of a public notary. Please see the Legal Name Change page for more information.

Updates or Corrections to Personal Information

To edit other personal information on a student's record aside from a name change, a student may submit an Correction or Update to Personal Information form. The student must present a government-issued photo ID along with appropriate documentation to verify the requested change/correction. This form must either be signed in front of a Registrar's Office staff member or in front of a public notary.

Examples of appropriate documentation include but are not limited to: court order, social security card, certificate of naturalization, birth certificate, etc.

Adding a Chosen Name

For some students, a chosen name is an important component of their identity. Therefore, under the University’s name change policy, any student may opt to identify a chosen first and/or middle name even if they have not changed their legal name. A student’s chosen name will appear instead of their legal name in select University-related systems, as long as the chosen name is not being used for the purpose of misrepresentation. Read more about adding a chosen name.

Adding Your Pronouns and Gender Designation

Students may also opt to add their pronouns and gender designation to their student records. You can find more information on the Chosen Name page.