Office of the RegistrarOffice of the RegistrarDepartment of Enrollment ManagementUniversity of Cincinnati

Office of the Registrar

Name Change Information

The Registrar's Office requests notification official name changes.  The Name Change Request Form is available online and should be submitted to the address at the bottom of the form along with the required documentation:

Documentation Required to Affect a Name Change

  • Name Change Due to Marriage
    A copy of the marriage certificate and/or a copy of a driver’s license in the married name.
  • Name Change Due to a Legal Change in Name
    A copy of the court order authorizing the name change. Note: In this case a copy of a driver’s license or social security card is not sufficient documentation.
  • Name Change Due to Naturalization / Citizenship
    A copy of the naturalization certificate and/or a copy of the court order authorizing the name change.
  • Name Change Due to Divorce
    A copy of the court decree finalizing the divorce.  All pages of the court order are not needed; a copy of the first page and the page authorizing the name change is sufficient.  In this case a copy of a driver’s license and/or social security card will not be acceptable documentation.
  • Name Correction Due to Misspelling
    A copy of a driver’s license with the correct spelling of the name will be sufficient.

 

Changes to UC E-mail and/or BlackBoard Accounts

Once the name has been changed on UniverSIS, the student should contact the UCit HelpDesk (513-556-4357 or helpdesk@uc.edu) to change their UC student email account.  Blackboard Support (blackboard@uc.edu) should also be informed of the name change.

 

Obtaining a New UC ID (Bearcat Card)

Once the name has been changed by the Registrar, the student can obtain a new UC ID (Bearcat Card) at Edwards Center Public Safety.  Call 556-2000 for additional information, including office hours.