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Preferred Name

Preferred name is a name that students can specify to go by other than their legal given name and applies to their first name only. As long as the use of a preferred name is not for the purposes of misrepresentation or inappropriate in nature, it will be utilized within the university's information systems except for when DePaul determines that the use of the legal name is necessary or required by university business or legal need.

Students can update their preferred name in Campus Connect (limited to only 3 updates per academic career):

Campus Connect > Student Center > Personal Information > Names

The following are locations within the DePaul technology systems where students can expect their preferred name to appear:

  • Campus Connect > Student Center
  • Class Rosters
  • Directory Information
  • D2L
  • BlueStar
  • Advising Pages
  • Degree Progress Report
The following are locations within the DePaul technology systems where students can expect their legal name to appear:
  • Transcripts
  • Diplomas
  • Financial Aid and Billing
  • Other university official documents

For more information, please review the Preferred Name and Gender Policy.

Note: If you make a change to your preferred name during the quarter, be sure to notify your instructors. Should you need to make a correction/update to your legal name, SSN, date of birth or gender, please complete the Personal Information Change process.​​