Student Name Update Form
To submit, bring the form in person, email it or fax it to the Registrar’s Office, Administration Building, Room 110. If changing your primary name, also bring documentation like a valid driver’s license or social security card.
The Student Name Update Form PDF file was last updated on December 13, 2022.
When to Use the Student Name Update Form
Use this form to update your primary name, and if you wish, your preferred name and username.
Primary and Preferred Names
Primary name is the legal name associated with your records at Boise State. This name is reflected on your official and unofficial transcripts, as well as on a course grade roster. You will need to complete a Student Name Update form to change your primary name.
Preferred name is the name you can change to what you wish. This name is reflected on your myBoiseState account, class roster, username, email address, email/mail from Boise State, and bronco ID card. You can change your preferred name on myBoiseState by following these instructions.
Diploma name is the name printed on your diploma. You can change your diploma name on myBoiseState by following these instructions.
Username is the name used for your myBoiseState login and Boise State email address. Your username is created by your preferred name.
It is the responsibility of the student to inform current professors of any name changes. Diploma names must be updated in your student center.
How to Submit this Form
- Complete the Student Name Update form. If changing your primary name, you will need to bring documentation like a valid driver’s license or social security card as well.
- Submit the form in person, by email or by fax. Bring the form (and documentation, if updating your primary name) to the Registrar’s Office, Administration Building, Room 110; email it to email@example.com or fax it to (208) 426-3169.
Note: updating your username can affect your ability to log in to your Canvas or Broncomail account for 24-48 hours.
Additional Steps for Current or Former Boise State Employees
Current or former Boise State employees (faculty, staff, student employee, work-study, graduate assistant, etc.) must update your primary name with Human Resource Services (HRS). Please contact HRS at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 426-1616.
Current Boise State employees must update your username with OIT Accounts. Please contact OIT Accounts at email@example.com.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (208) 426-4249