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Name Changes

Name Changes at the University

The University has a process to enable students to change their name and/or gender marker on campus. Changing your name within the University's system will change your name on documents such as: class lists, transcripts, diploma, T2022 (tax form), campus living information and anywhere else your name may appear. If you have questions or concerns, please contact one of our Student Experience Advisors!

For students who haven't legally changed their name/gender marker, follow these steps: 

  1. Complete the  Change of Given Name(s) and/or Gender Identity Form.
  2. Email the form to es@uoguelph.ca
  3. Create a CCS ticket by emailing ithelp@uoguelph.ca. This will change your email and display name.
  4. Email the campus card office. Tell them you have changed your name and need a new card (it's free). Include your student number and, if you would like, a new photo.

For students with a legal name/gender marker change, follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the Change of Legal Name Request Form.
  2. Bring your completed form and legal documentation (birth certificate, passport, certified court documents, marriage certificate) to Enrolment Services on the third floor of the University Centre (UC)
  3. Create a CCS ticket by emailing. ithelp@uoguelph.ca. This will change your email and display name.
  4. Email the campus card office. Tell them you have changed your name and need a new card (it's free). Include your student number and, if you would like, a new photo.