Alright so I know that it is kind of early to be asking this question, but ever since my fiance and I changed our plans it has been bugging me; plus the sooner I know details the better I can plan.
We are planning on eloping spring break of our senior year. We'll be getting our marriage license and hiring an officiant to marry us legally the monday of, and then driving down and spending that break in DC.
I've been trying to figure out if I can apply for a name change in my university's state even though I'm not from the state, or if I can file and do the whole legal name change via mail/while out of state.
Either way, my question is whether or not I can get the University to put my 'married' name on my diploma, even if I haven't changed my name legally yet?
I know it might seem a little silly to want them to do that, but I've been with/will have been with my fiance all through college and I don't feel like my maiden name is really a part of me anymore. I feel more like his last name is a part of me, and it will have been for all of college; so to me it only makes sense if my diploma has that name on it.
So does anybody have experience/advice/help with this?