Name Change

Please check the legal name McMaster has recorded for you, by reviewing your name in the Mosaic Student Centre.

Graduating Students:

The last day for a name change or edit to ensure your diploma is printed correctly for the Spring 2017 Convocations:

  • Health Science students (excluding Nursing): April 14, 2017
  • Non-Health Sciences students (including Nursing): May 16, 2017

Edits to names:

For minor edits to your name (see examples below), please contact the Registrar’s Office at 905-525-4600 or visit us in Gilmour Hall room 108.

Examples:

  • Missing hyphenation or space between names: Smithjones to Smith-Jones or Smith Jones
  • Capitalization: Mcmaster – McMaster
  • Missing character: OSullivan – O’Sullivan

Preferred Name Changes:

You can add a preferred name in the Mosaic Student Centre > Names section.
Please note: adding a preferred name  does not change the legal name on file, but it does inform instructors for the class list.


Name Changes – Trans-identified Students:

In support of our trans-identified students, a name change may be requested without legal documentation. Students are welcome to contact the Assistant Registrar, Services at 905.525.9140 ext. 24553 for assistance.

Legal Name Changes:

To request a formal name change please download the Name Change Form (PDF) and visit the Office of the Registrar (GH108) in person.  You will be required to present one of the following original documents in support of your request: name change certificate, birth certificate, current passport, marriage certificate, or current driver’s license.

Have Questions? Contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.