Faculty & Staff:
For all legal name changes aside from marriage and divorce done as a life event through the portal, please use this form and submit to TSS:Name Change Form
There is a Tile in eServe called "Add Additional Names" but this is not currently functional. eServe must contain your Legal Name. See Preferred Name Change
for information regarding some Tufts systems that do allow a Preferred Name.
Marriage and Divorce: name change as part of a life event only need the Social Security card (not Name Change form) for name change or divorce decree.
After the form is processed through TSS, the name change will feed over to most Benefits vendors (such as Delta, Tufts Health Plan and, Fidelity, and TIAA for actively participating employees . For former employees/retirees or for employees not currently participating in the retirement plans through Fidelity and TIAA
, please report the name change (or address change) to vendors directly in those instances. However, note Prudential does not receive a feed from Tufts University, and does not keep record of individual employee names and addresses so there is no need to update with them (just make sure PeopleSoft is correct).Dependents:
The names of Dependents can be changed in eServe. Go to "Dependents & Beneficiaries"-"Dependent & Beneficiary Information" and click on the Name, then Edit. Students:
To update SIS use the Student Name Change Form
- then send to Joan Puglia, Manager of Program Support at Student Services, Dowling Hall. For legal name changes in eServe, you must also submit the Name Change Form
Please continue to use eServe
for all address changes, unless it is a foreign address (which is managed by TSS) or SIS if for a student. A student may also submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Student Services desk in Dowling. See Personal Data Change article
for changes other than name. “Note for New Hires- Make sure you have completed your New Hire steps, including I-9 verification. Before requesting a Name Change. If you change your login information (User Name) after hire but prior to completing New Hire steps, you will need to start the New Hire process over again. *In order to process a Legal name change, you MUST provide a copy of your social security card, otherwise no change will be made.