Name Change

Your name will appear in your university records and on your diploma exactly as printed on your quarterly Notice of Registration and as shown in the student portal.

For new students, university records reflect the name under which you applied for admission.

To change your name in university records, please complete a Petition for Name Change in person at the Office of the Registrar. When you submit your petition, you must present:

  • Photo identification (former or new name); and
  • Documentation or identification that links your old name and new name

Your documentation or identification must show exactly the same name as you request to appear in your university records.

Petitions for Name Change received after the second week of the quarter will be processed during the next quarter. If you are graduating and wish to change your name in your university records and on your diploma, you should file a Petition for Name Change not later than the second week of your final quarter of enrollment.

Please note that any name preference that you submit to your school or program for graduation ceremonies will not be reflected on your diploma unless you also file a Petition for Name Change at the Office of the Registrar by the second week of your final quarter.

If you have already graduated, you may submit a Petition for Name Change After Graduation.