Preferred First Name
Current students can indicate a preferred first name, which is a name the student wishes to be commonly known as, if different from their legal first name. Updates to the preferred name can be made in my.UChicago. Instructions on how to add, change, or delete a preferred name can be found here.
The preferred name will appear on class rosters, grade rosters, the online directory, and Canvas.
The primary name will continue to be the student’s legal name. The primary name will appear on the transcript, diploma, UChicago Card, and any documentation involving financial aid, student accounts, or international student status. Students must continue to use their primary names when conducting official University business. To change the name listed on any University of Chicago official documents, students must follow the procedures listed above for changing their name on their student records.
Please note: Preferred names will be regularly reviewed. Any entries deemed to be offensive will be removed by the Office of the University Registrar.