Legal Name Change

Requirements

To change your legal name with Tufts, you will need a Social Security card, passport, or court-issued document showing your new legal name.

Students

  1. Submit a request through your school's registrar. If you are in multiple degree programs, you'll need to submit information to each registrar.
  2. After your registrar has confirmed the change, submit a request to it@tufts.edu to update your email alias/address and any other Tufts services you may use (see below).
  3. Update your information in the Tufts Alert emergency notification system.
  4. Request a new Public Safety ID card. You will have to wait until your name has been updated in the directory (whitepages.tufts.edu).
  5. If you are also a Tufts employee, you will need to complete a legal name change with Human Resources (see instructions below for Faculty/Staff).
  6. Medford students only: Contact mary.daley@tufts.edu or susan.keathing@tufts.edu in Health Services to have your name updated in Medicat.

Faculty/Staff

  1. Submit an HR Request Form.
  2. After HR has confirmed the change, submit a request to it@tufts.edu to update your email alias/address and any other Tufts services you may use (see below).
  3. Update your information in the Tufts Alert emergency notification system.
  4. Request a new Public Safety ID card. You will have to wait until your name has been updated in the directory (whitepages.tufts.edu).

Other Tufts services

The following are additional Tufts services and systems where you can update your legal name. For systems not listed here, please contact Tufts Technology Services for assistance.

  • eList – Tufts email distribution lists
  • Box – Tufts file storage and sharing tool
  • TerraDotta – Tufts travel registry