How to Update a Chosen/Preferred Name
Your chosen/preferred name is used on university internal documents and for internal purposes such as:
- D2L Brightspace
- Google Workspace
- Class rosters and grade rosters
You can confirm the chosen/preferred name on your student record or update it from the Profile tile on your home page.
Update a Chosen/Preferred Name
Select the Confirm or Update Chosen Name option.
Review the important information about your chosen/preferred first name and where it will display. For more information, you can also refer to the Student ID and Personal Information page and (PDF file) Senate Policy 172: Student Names.
This page will show you the chosen/preferred first name currently on your student record.
Select I wish to update my chosen/preferred name.
Enter your chosen/preferred name and click Save.
You can review the changes and all names on your student record at the university by selecting Personal Details from the left-hand navigation. The Preferred name type will now display the new chosen/preferred first name you submitted.
Timing of your Chosen/Preferred Name Updates
- Updates to your chosen/preferred name will display in MyServiceHub immediately and will usually be reflected across other applicable internal university systems within 24-48 hours.
- You are encouraged to make any changes before the start of the academic term, since class lists and other records may not reflect changes made to your chosen/preferred name after classes begin. If you update your chosen/preferred name after classes begin, your instructors may not know to use your updated name unless you contact them directly.
This page is related to updating the name used on university internal documents and for internal purposes. To update the legal name on your student record, which is used on official university documents, you must follow the instructions on the Student ID and Personal Information page to complete and submit a Personal Data Change Form with appropriate documentation to support the change.