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Transitioning at Claremont McKenna


Claremont McKenna College does not currently have gender-neutral housing.  We are in the process of developing gender-neutral housing options for the 2014-15 academic year. Information regarding gender-neutral housing will be available prior to room draw in the spring of 2014. Eric Vos, Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life, is available to discuss your options with you, including a single room.

Name Change

While your legal name cannot be changed except by court order, it is possible to have your preferred name appear on class rosters, on Sakai, and in your email username. To request a preferred name, fill out the Additional/Preferred Name request form at the CMC Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office will add your preferred name to the CMC student information system and communicate your request to Information Technology Services and other administrative offices. Updates typically take about two weeks to process. Please be mindful that your name appears in many places, and your legal name is the default for official College records, including your transcript. If you have questions or problems in requesting a preferred name please stop by the Registrar’s Office or send an email to