Please check the legal name McMaster has recorded for you by reviewing your name in the Mosaic Student Centre.
Edits to names and legal name changes
To request a formal name change or have a minor edit completed, please download the Request to Record Change of Name (PDF) and email the form and a true copy of 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.
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.
The last day for a name change or edit to ensure your diploma is printed correctly for the next convocation will be posted here. Please note: the name on your diploma will be the legal name we have on record for you.
Name changes for trans-identified students
In support of our trans-identified students, a name change may be requested without legal documentation. You are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.