Change of Name Form

Since University employees are working remotely, PDF forms should be filled out, signed where applicable, and emailed to the applicable instructor/advisor for approval or submitted to the email indicated on the form.

Use this form to change your legal name on your University of Waterloo student record, including the addition or removal of a middle name(s). To change your chosen/preferred first name, visit WatIAM.

Change of Name Form (PDF)

You must provide a suitable legal document such as one of the examples listed below, or provide an official statutory declaration form that justifies your change of name. Note: Removal of a middle name(s) does not require documentation or a statutory declaration.

Examples of suitable legal documents:

  • marriage certificate
  • divorce decree (last name only)
  • adoption papers
  • birth certificate
  • change of name certificate
  • driver's license
  • valid passport
The University offers commissioner and notary services free of charge to University faculty, students, staff, alumni, and retirees for matters related to University business.​