Update Your Personal Information
Changing Your Name and Social Security Number
You will need to complete the Change of Personal Information Form and include one of the following documents in order to have your name or social security number changed by the Office of the University Registrar:
- Current Driver’s License
- Social Security card*
- Marriage License
- Divorce Decree
- Court Order
*Required for changing Social Security number
To submit changes in person:
Bring completed form and one of the accepted forms of identification listed above to the Office of the University Registrar, Eppley Administration Building, Room 105.
To submit via fax:
Fax required information to 402.554.2011.
To submit via email:
Email required information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the goal of the Office of the University Registrar to have changes completed within two (2) business days.
Students are required to provide their full legal name at the time of admission. However, they should be able to indicate how they would like to be addressed within the campus community regardless of their legal name. Therefore, as long as the use of an individual’s “preferred name” is not for the purposes of misrepresentation or falsification, it will be accommodated for campus use and documents except where the use of the individual’s legal name is required for university business or legal need. The legal name will still be required and used for all official, external communication.
Students will be able to designate a preferred name within MavLINK. No legal documentation is required to make a change to the first and/or middle name used as a preferred name.
Preferred Name will appear:
- Rosters (class, grade)
Legal Name will appear:
- Official/unofficial transcripts
- Student Clearinghouse
- 1098T documentation
- Scholarships/Financial Aid Processing
- Student Consolidated Bills
Development to accommodate use of a preferred name in University systems is ongoing. Not all University information systems, databases and processes may be able to display a preferred name and many uses of a student’s name require display of the legal name; therefore, individuals who utilize a preferred name should always be prepared to reference their legal name and provide corresponding identification when necessary. A preferred name designation is not a legal name change.
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