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Office of the Registrar

Dartmouth College
Office of the Registrar
6014 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3541


Phone: (603) 646-2246
Fax: (603) 646-2247
Email: registrar@Dartmouth.EDU

Student Name Change Guide

Legal name changes for undergraduate students:

Come to the Registrar's Office in McNutt Hall and submit all three of the following:

  1. a notarized Affidavit for Legal Name Change (PDF form)
  2. a legal document such as a court order (copies are acceptable)
  3. a picture ID such as a driver's license (copies are acceptable)

The Registrar's Office will make copies for your Dartmouth file, change the legal name in Banner, and inform all relevant undergraduate offices.

Legal name changes are made in the Banner system for current, active students and trans alumni only. Graduated and inactive students may contact the Office of Alumni Affairs about name changes in the Alumni system.

Graduate and Professional School students should contact their Registrar’s Office.

Chosen name for all Dartmouth students:

Dartmouth recognizes that some students wish to identify themselves by a Name other than their Legal Name. For this reason, Dartmouth enables students to use a “Chosen name” where possible in the course of their Dartmouth education.

See the Dartmouth Chosen Name and Identity site for more information on Chosen name.  Only active, enrolled students with access to DartHub may elect a Chosen name. Graduated and inactive students may contact the Office of Alumni Affairs about name changes in the Alumni system.

Note that the preferred name option for trans students no longer exists and all students now use DartHub to elect a Chosen name. 

Employees:

Dartmouth staff and faculty may elect a preferred professional name by accessing Employee Self Service and updating the preferred first, middle or last names on the Personal Information form.

For more information, contact Human Resources.

Last Updated: 9/3/19