Changing First Name and Middle Initial
All university correspondence addressed to students is based on the current name of record
in the UWSP Student Information System (myPoint).
Process to Change First Name and/or Middle Initial
Students enrolled at UWSP may change their first name and/or middle initial by submitting a Change of Name Form
. Requests for last name
changes require additional documentation. If you are no longer enrolled at UWSP and wish to have your name changed on university records, please click here
for more information.
Effect of Name Changes on Student Records
A student's name change will be reflected in online directory information, including but not limited to the student's UWSP identification card, directory listing, class rosters, health center records, and transcripts. Student employment records will not be impacted by name changes.
Places where first name changes will be reported:
Please be advised that changing your first name with the university is not the same as legally changing your name through the courts and you may be challenged when asked to provide proof of your legal name and/or identity for employment or government purposes, such as obtaining a passport or voting. When changing your name due to gender identity or expression, it is important to consider with whom you are sharing this information. For example, while name changes will appear on all university records (i.e. class lists, transcripts, and billing statements), there are some university mailings that may be sent to your permanent home address (parents or guardians). Confidential health records (laboratory testing, biopsy reports, PAP testing) processed at outside laboratories or health facilities will be sent out under your legal name. Additionally, when job searching, you will need to decide if you are using your preferred name or your legal name. Please take into account these changes and decide whether or not you want your name to be consistent on all documents and forms prior to graduation (see also Wisconsin Name Change Laws
Disclaimer: This policy does not form a contract of any kind and may be modified, changed, altered, or rescinded by UWSP at its discretion.