Name/Gender and Personal Info
Your student file is centrally managed through the Office of the Registrar. To update your name legally, socially, update your gender, or update your pronouns please follow the instruction on the Registrar's website.
Systems update their data from the university's registrar irregularly. As a result updates through NU validate might update in some systems faster than others. It is always encouraged to have a conversation with those you are community with (PA's, RA's, professors, supervisors, TA's) about a change if you want it honored, since the rosters they have access to might not always be up-to-date.
Please note that while you can update your email alias through NU validate, previous versions of your email will still work and you may still receive emails with your deadname listed from people and offices that emailed you before the name change.
What about my Wildcard?
The name under which you were enrolled must remain on your transcript, unless you re-enroll. Your official name at the time you left will always appear on your transcript.
Legal Name and Gender Change Resources
Legal name change rules vary by where you reside. If you have lived in Illinois for 6 months, you can submit a legal name change through the State of Illinois.