Name Change

How To Get Your Chosen First Name Printed On Your GWorld Card

All GW personnel (students, faculty, and staff) are eligible to have their chosen name (rather than legal first name) printed on their GWorld card. To do so, you must submit your chosen name in the GWeb system one business day prior to requesting your GWorld card. Learn more about updating your Chosen Name here

For first time GWorld Cards: By default your submitted chosen name will be printed on your first GWorld card.

To update your GWorld Card: After updating your chosen name in GWeb, please stop by the GWorld Office with your current card to trade it out for one with your chosen name. There is no fee as long as you turn in your current card. You may take a new photo in the GWorld Office or submit one in advance.

 

How To Update Your Legal Name Change On Your GWorld Card

Make sure you update your legal name with the university. 

Students: Complete a Biological Update Form outlined on the Office of the Registrar site

Faculty & Staff: Complete the Employee Data Change Request Form

After updating your legal name change, please stop by the GWorld Office with your current card to trade it out for one with your name change. There is no fee as long as you turn in your current card. You may take a new photo in the GWorld Office or submit one in advance

 

Alumni, Visitors, Contractors, MFA and UHS Employees and Friends

If you're an alumni, visitor, contractor, MFA or UHS employee or friend of the library or Foggy Bottom:

  1. Present a valid U.S. government issued photo ID with your new name in person at the GWorld Office.
  2. Bring your current GWorld card to the GWorld Office and a new card will be issued to you for free if you turn in the card with your old name. If you do not turn in your old card, you will be charged a $25.00 fee.