Changes to Personal Information

Address/Telephone Changes

How do I change my address in the student system?

If you are a current student, you can update your address information in Athena.

If you are a former student, you can update your address information by completing the Change of Address Form (keep this as a link) and emailing or faxing the form to the Registrar’s Office. You may also mail a letter stating your change of address request. Please be sure to include your full name, date of birth, and if your new address replaces your Current, Permanent, or Emergency Contact information.

Please send faxes to 706-583-8132. Letters should be mailed to the Office of the Registrar, Holmes/Hunter Academic Building, Athens, Georgia 30602-6113. Emails should be sent to reghelp@uga.edu and must be sent from a UGA email account.

Name Changes

If you need to make changes to your name, you will need to present the appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar. Different types of name changes require different types of legal documentation.

You must complete, sign and submit the Change of Name form, along with one of the following:

  • Change of name due to Marriage requires a copy of your marriage certificate or current Social Security card and a government-issued photo ID reflecting your new name.
  • Change of name due to Legal Change requires a copy of a court order or current Social Security card and a government-issued photo ID reflecting your new name.
  • Change of name due to Divorce requires a copy of divorce decree or current Social Security card and a government-issued photo ID reflecting your new name.
  • Change of name due to Adoption requires a copy of court order or current Social Security card and a government-issued photo ID reflecting your new name.
  • Change of name due to Gender Change requires a copy of court order and a government-issued photo ID reflecting your new name.
  • Change of name due to Spelling Error normally requires only a government-issued photo ID containing the correct spelling. At times, your current Social Security card may be required.

You may bring all appropriate documentation to our Service Center in Holmes/Hunter Academic Bldg, send via fax to 706-583-8162 or mail to:  Office of the Registrar, Holmes/Hunter Academic Bldg., Athens, GA  30602-6113. Change of Name forms will not be accepted via email.