Change of Information FAQs

How do I update my address in the student system?

Current students can update their address information in Athena. Former students can update their address information by completing the Change of Address form (PDF) and mailing, emailing, or faxing the completed form to the Office of the Registrar or by sending a letter to the office indicating the change of address information. Letters should include the student's full name, date of birth, and indicate whether the new address replaces the Current, Permanent, or Emergency Contact information. 
 
Please send faxes to 706-583-8162. Send mail to:
 
Office of the Registrar
Holmes/Hunter Academic Bldg.
Athens, GA 30602-6113
 
Emails should be sent to reghelp@uga.edu and must be sent from a UGA email account.

My name has changed. How do I update it in the University's records?

Students needing to make changes to their names as listed on their academic records will need to present the appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar.
 

Students must complete, sign, and submit the Change of Name Form (PDF), along with one of the following:

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

Students may bring all appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar in the Holmes/Hunter Academic Building, send the documentation fax to 706-583-8162, or mail to: Office of the Registrar, Holmes/Hunter Academic Building, Athens, GA  30602-6113. 

Name Change Forms and documentation will not be accepted via email.