Name Change Process

A request to change your name must be made in person at the appropriate office.

IMPORTANT:

In most cases, you must update your social security card before you request a change to your name on your University of Detroit Mercy records. For more information, and to locate the nearest Social Security Administration Office, click here

Detroit Mercy Students who are not employed by the University of Detroit Mercy: Present your new marriage license or court order to the Registrar's Office at 4001 W. McNichols Road, Fisher Administrative Center, FAC 80, (313) 993-3313.

Acceptable Documents to Support a Name Change

  • For U.S. citizens:
    • certified copy of a birth certificate; or
    • consular report of birth abroad; or
    • copy of a marriage license, or divorce decree indicating restoration of previous name; or
    • court-issued order of name change3 for any other reason
  • For international students:
    • certified copy of a birth certificate; or
    • copy of a marriage license, or divorce decree indicating restoration of previous name; or
    • court-issued order of name change3 for any other reason
    • undamaged passport with unexpired U.S. Visa
  • Detroit Mercy Employees: Present your new social security card to Human Resources, 2nd floor of the Fisher Administration Center, (313) 993-1036. When you do this, Detroit Mercy will follow up with your medical carrier. However, you must contact TIAA/CREF separately to request the change.