Legal Name Change
Any current or former student may file a request for a name change with the Office of the University Registrar. Name change requests must be accompanied by supporting documentation such as:
- Birth Certificate
- Court Order
- Divorce Decree
- Marriage Certificate
Please note: A driver’s license or Social Security card is not valid documentation for a name change.
If the request for a name change is approved, the change will be made in the student records system.
Please print the name change request form below and send to the Office of the University Registrar with documentation.
Mail requests for name changes to:
Office of the University Registrar
Nashville, TN 37240-7701
Important note: You may also need to report your name change through Human Resources. You can submit changes along with supporting documents via the Personal Details application in SkyVU.
Chosen or Preferred Name Request
Currently enrolled students who wish to request that a chosen or preferred name appear on the class roll should complete the Chosen or Preferred Name Request form.
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students
Transgender and gender non-conforming students seeking guidance regarding navigating Vanderbilt’s name systems should see the Office of LGBTQI Life Trans@VU web resource: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/lgbtqi/transvu/name-changes.