It is the student's responsibility to maintain a current address on file with Ohio University. Students can easily update their addresses by accessing
My OHIO Student Center
(which can be accessed from
My OHIO portal
- Academics tab.)
In addition, address updates may be reported to Registrar Services or by U.S. mail by completing a Change of Address form. Fax or mail the completed form (must include student signature) to the Office of the University Registrar, Chubb Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701; fax 740.593.0216.
It is very important to keep your home and mailing addresses and telephone numbers (including cell phone) current in order for the University to communicate important information to you. Please note that, as a student, if you provide the University with a cell phone number (public or private) and you are an Athens campus student, you will be subscribed automatically to the emergency communication system. If you are a regional campus student, please check with your regional campus student services office for available signup of emergency communications.
Note: International students in F-1 or J-1 status are required to use My OHIO Student Center to update their "SEVIS U.S." and "SEVIS Foreign" addresses with Ohio University, within ten days of moving, to meet immigration reporting requirements. For details, contact the Office of International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS), 740.593.4330.
Students are required to provide their legal names on their applications for admission. After enrollment, students may process official name changes or corrections with the Office of the University Registrar. A change of legal name requires an official document or court order verifying the correct information at the time the request is made. Name changes are processed by the Office of the University Registrar only. One of the following documents may be submitted for verification of the legal name change to the Office of the University Registrar, Chubb Hall.
- Passport (required for international students in non-immigrant status)
- Court action document
- Divorce decree (the appropriate page of the decree)
- Marriage certificate
- Valid driver's license and social security card (you must submit both) or
- Federal or state issued identification card and a social security card (you must submit both)
A valid passport is required for a change of name for an international student. International students (F-1 or J-1 status) must notify International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS) of their change of name.
All changes of student personal data must be reported to the appropriate office. Forms are available at Registrar Services, first floor, Chubb Hall or regional campus student services offices.
Changes or corrections of name, Social Security number, or birth date require official documents and/or court orders verifying the correct information at the time the requests are made. These changes or corrections (name, Social Security number, or birth date) are processed only by the Office of the University Registrar, Chubb Hall.
Students can update their preferred name and/or pronoun in My OHIO Student Center. After logging in, click on the "Names" link in the Personal Information section.
Faculty and Staff may update their preferred first name in My Personal Information. After logging, in, expand the "My Personal Information" folder, click "Personal Information" and then in the "Basic Details" section, click the Update button.