UO Gender Marker/Name Change

To update name and/or gender identity on all University of Oregon documentation, complete a UO Name Change Form and send electronically, in-person, or via mail to one of the following offices, based on available documentation:

1. If you DO NOT have legal documentation of a name and/or gender marker change (see list below):

LGBT Education and Support Services
Attn: Haley Wilson
1715 Franklin Blvd
Eugene, OR 97405

2. If you have legal documentation of a name and/or gender marker change (see list below):

Registrar’s Office
Office of the Registrar
220 Oregon Hall
5257 University of Oregon

List of acceptable documentation:

  • Driver’s license
  • State-issued identification
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage license specifically stating the new name after marriage
  • Divorce decree authorizing the name change
  • Judicial decree specifically authorizing a name change
  • Naturalization papers stating the change of name

For more information, please visit the registrar’s website.

UO Preferred Name Change

You may change your preferred first name that will show up on the “Find People” online directory, and on DuckWeb class lists, photo lists, grade rosters, grade change pages, and on Canvas class lists. To use a first name that is different than your legal first name:

  1. Logon to DuckWeb
  2. Click on “Personal Information” tab
  3. Click on “Enter/Update Preferred First Name”
  4. Follow directions on the form

Changing Legal Documents

Documentation changes for transgender and gender diverse people in Oregon can be a cumbersome and costly process. To help you better understand what needs to be done, the Eugene organization Trans*Ponder created and maintains a Transgender Documentation Change Primer. It includes a list of the common documentation changes needed, the process required to obtain them, their associated cost, legal resources, and methods of financial assistance.