Banner System

Beginning in January of 2009 any student at the University of Vermont can indicate their preferred first name and pronoun to the university community regardless of whether or not they have legally changed their name.

Choosing a preferred name in the BANNER system will automatically change which name appears in many internal locations such as class lists, grade reports, and unofficial transcripts.

+Places Where Preferred First Name is Used+

 *   Catamount Job Link Database
 *   CATcard
 *   Degree Audit Reporting System
 *   Grade Reports
 *   Advisee Lists
 *   Unofficial Transcripts
 *   Library sign-out process
 *   Directory Listing (unless you have chosen FERPA Exclusion)

+Places Where Legal First Name is Used+

 *   Student Accounts
 *   Financial Aid
 *   Responses to enrollment inquiries such as verification requests (unless you have chosen FERPA Exclusion)
 *   Official Transcripts
 *   College of Education teacher certification records
 *   Merit Page  

"Please Note: preferred name is used solely for UVM's internal systems; external systems (such as home-town newspapers, official transcripts, enrollment verifications, etc.) will continue to use your legal first name."