Name Changes

Policy Related to Changing Names for Students at the University of Missouri

The student must submit one of the legal documents listed below under "Proof of legal change to new name."

The document submitted must have date of birth, a photograph and a signature. If you have multiple documents that prove your legal name change, please bring copies of the documents along with the name change form to the Office of the University Registrar.

Proof of legal change to new name:

  1. current, government-issued ID card such as a driver's license, military ID, passport
  2. current, valid Social Security card with new name
  3. federally recognized Indian tribe's enrollment card or a US Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card containing the new name, the signature and photograph of the individual
  4. certified copy of a court order or a marriage certificate or a dissolution decree reflecting the new name in full

NOTE:  Students may abbreviate their middle name(s) without documentation. Documentation is required if a student is adding or deleting a middle name or changing an initial to a name.