Name Changes and Preferred Names

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Change is inevitable and we are committed to making it easy for you to ensure your CWRU ID accurately reflects who you are. There is a $25 fee to change the name on any CWRU ID, for any reason.

Faculty and Staff: For employees to receive a new CWRU ID with their updated name, they must bring an ID authentication form from Human Resources that reflects the change(s)to their name. For full details on how to update your employee record and change personal information, please visit Human Resources' website.

Students: For a student to receive a new CWRU ID with their updated name, they must first update their name with the Registrar’s Office, located in Yost Hall, Suite 135. For full details on how to update your student record and change personal information, please visit the University Registrar's website. (Important: Please wait at least 48 business hours for systems to update before coming to Access Services to receive the new CWRU ID.)

 


Preferred Names

Students may add or change a preferred name on their CWRU ID, but first must make the change(s) with the Registrar's Office, located in Yost Hall, Suite 135. For full details on how to update your preferred name, please visit the University Registrar's website. (Important: Please wait at least 48 business hours for systems to update before coming to Access Services to receive the new CWRU ID.)

Important Information:

  • Students must take a new photo if the one on file is more than two years old. Students may upload a photo of their choice online.
  • All customers must surrender their current CWRU ID when receiving a new one according to our policies and procedures.
  • When a preferred name is used for a CWRU ID, it will be printed on the front of the ID card. The legal name will then print on the reverse side of the ID card.