Name Change

Legal Name Change

In order to process a legal name change, you must request a legal name change on Workday. To do this, go to the Personal Information worklet and click on Legal Name. Update your name and attach the official court document, then submit the form for approval. The Registrar's Office can only accept official court documents. While your original email address will not change, alternative email aliases are generated to reflect a new legal name.


Preferred Name Change

To change your preferred first name, submit a Preferred Name Change request in Workday. To do this, go to the Personal Information worklet and click on Preferred Name. Uncheck the Use Legal Name As Preferred Name box, update your first name and click Submit. Your preferred name will immediately be displayed in Workday. Note that you cannot edit your preferred last name. While your original email address will not change, alternative email aliases are generated to reflect a preferred first name.

Students may also have their preferred first name printed on their Wellesley OneCard with their legal last name. Those students wishing to do so should contact the Campus Police.