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Changing Your Preferred Name or Pronoun

This article will explains how to change your preferred name and pronoun based on your affiliation with UVM.


  1. Log into myuvm.uvm.edu with your NetID and password.
  2. Click on the “Registrar” tab.
  3. In the “My Records” box, under the “Person Info” header, click on “Preferred Name“.
  4. Enter your “Preferred First Name” and pronoun, if you wish to, you may request your e-mail be changed.
  5. Below, you also may opt out of being listed in the UVM directory. 
  6. Be sure to click “Save” when you’re finished!


Faculty and staff can change their email display and directory preferred name using the process outlined below.

To request an email address alias to reflect your preferred name change, email Identity and Account Management.

  1. Visit account.uvm.edu/directory and log in with your NetID and Password.
  2. In the “Full Name as you prefer it…” box, enter your preferred name.
  3. Scroll down and click Save.

If you have legally changed your name or need to make a correction, you will also need to contact Human Resources in addition to changing your preferred name as described above.

Updated on September 6, 2018

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