Campus Update: Legal Name Field Removed From Back of BruinCards
We are excited to announce that as of November 4, 2019, the legal name field has been
removed from the back of UCLA BruinCards. Students with a registered preferred first name
will no longer have a legal name printed on the back of their BruinCards, and their preferred
first name and legal last name will continue to appear on the front of the card. This change
follows years of discussion and advocacy on behalf of UCLA students, staff and faculty,
including members of Transgender UCLA Pride, Queer Alliance, Committee on LGBTQ
Affairs, Office of the Dean of Students, UCPD, Campus-Counsel, BruinCard Center,
Undocumented Students Program and the UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center.
There is no requirement for students to have their existing BruinCards reissued. However,
the BruinCard Center is providing one free card exchange for students with a registered
preferred first name who wish to update their current campus BruinCard to the new format.
The exchange is redeemable until June 1, 2020.
Please note that preferred first name printing is not available for all student BruinCard
holders or formats at this time (the feature is currently unavailable for students with a
medical BruinCard, for example). Additionally, the format change may prevent BruinCard
from serving as identification for HR onboarding processes, such as completing the I-9
More information can be found on the BruinCard Preferred Name FAQ.
Thank you to the students, staff and faculty who have worked diligently and collaboratively
on this effort. This change uplifts the identities of all students who go by a name other than
their legal one, such as transgender and nonbinary students and international students,
creating a more inclusive and affirming campus community.