Whitman College recognizes that some members of its community use a name other than their legal names to identify themselves. As long as the use of this different name is not for the purpose of misrepresentation, the College allows students, faculty and staff to use a first name different than their legal name on certain college records.

Students can submit a preferred name change request in MyWhitman under the My Profile, tab.

Please note that changing your preferred name for certain records does not change your legal first name. Below is a listing of all of the areas in which your preferred name will appear once changed:

  • MyWhitman search
  • WhitMail 
  • Class rosters (Canvas and MyWhitman)
  • Canvas
  • Faculty advisee lists
  • ID card (You can request a reprinted card from Security)

Students who have had their name legally changed should complete a name/address change form. Your new legal name will appear on ALL college documentation listed above.