Name Change Requests

Legal Name Change

Students wanting to change their legal name with WSU must complete the Name change request form (PDF), include the student's handwritten signature, and a copy of the student’s updated social security card.

Information Needed to Complete Name Change:

  • Your Warrior Tech ID or StarID or last four of SSN and date of birth
  • complete current and former name
  • current address and phone number
  • indicate whether or not you have
    Legal Name changes should be sent to:
    Warrior Hub
    Winona State University
    P.O. Box 5838
    Winona, Minnesota 55987-5838
    Fax to: 507.457.5578


    Preferred Name Change

    Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MinnState) and Winona State University (WSU) recognize and support the members of its community who wish to use preferred names where legally permissible. This procedure outlines a process by which individuals in the system may designate a preferred name to be used in the course of system business and education. Please refer to MinnState Procedure 1B.1.2 Preferred Name (PDF) for additional information.

    Your preferred name will appear where legal name is not required. WSU will use preferred names where technically and legally possible: email account, on-line directory, diploma, class rosters, honor program lists, D2L homepage, commencement programs, advisee lists, ID card, and alumni records. This list is subject to change.

    Students/employees are not obligated to select a preferred name.

    To request a preferred name, complete the Preferred Name Request Form (PDF) and bring to either the Warrior Hub on the Winona campus or the Student and Campus Services area on the Rochester campus along with a photo ID.

    Please refer to the Preferred Name Procedure (PDF) for complete details.