Name and address changes

Name changes

To change your name, complete a name change request and attach a copy of your driver's license or state ID card, a copy of your marriage certificate, or a court document authorizing the name change. You need your AccessID and password to submit the form.

To reset your password or retrieve your AccessID, click here or contact the C&IT Help Desk at 313-577-HELP (4357). For additional assistance, contact us at 313-577-2100.

If you would like to change your Preferred Name, information is available here:

Address changes

It is very important that you notify the university when you change your address. You can change your address through Academica. You will need your WSU AccessID and password to enter Academica.

If you don't know your AccessID, you retrieve it by searching for your last name in WSU's online directory

Once you have your AccessID and password, follow these instructions to change your address:

  1. Login into Academica

  2. Go to the Student Resources menu, and select View Personal Info under the Student Records menu.

  3. Select Update Address(es) and Phone(s).

  4. Select the current mailing address you are changing or updating.

  5. You need to end the current mailing address. Enter the date your new address is going into effect in the Until this Date field. Then click Submit.

  6. Go back to Update Address(es) and Phone(s). Select Mailing from the Type of Address to Insert drop-down menu. Then, click Submit.

  7. Enter the date the new address starts in the Valid From this Date field. Leave the Until this Date field blank. Fill in the remaining address fields, and then click Submit.

You can verify your entries by selecting View Address(es) and Phone(s) again.

If you have any questions, you can email from your AccessID or call 313-577-2100.

Alternatively, you can access the Address and/or Phone Number Change request directly (AccessID and password required).