A preferred name is one that differs from your legal name.
If you're an instructor or advisor and would rather be referred to on campus by a nickname, professional name, anglicized name or name that better aligns with your gender identity, you may submit a request (see next section) to change your name in CU Boulder systems.
Email address: To request an update to your email alias (the part of your email address before @), contact OIT at email@example.com or 303-735-4357.
Email display name: To update your email display name, follow the "IdentiKey Manager" instructions on HR's Preferred Name page.
IdentiKey/CU login name: Your CU login name is composed of the first two letters of your first name, the first two letters of your last name, and four random digits. If you have a new legal name or have privacy concerns, contact the IT Service Center to request a change to the letters in your login name. See also OIT's IdentiKey FAQs.
Microsoft Office 365: To update your display name for your Microsoft Office 365 account, follow the "IdentiKey Manager" instructions on HR's Preferred Name page.
Salesforce eComm: This system consumes data from multiple CU and CU Boulder systems and should update automatically after changing your preferred name in the systems above.
Contact the Office of the Registrar for instructions on updating your preferred name in university systems and processes not listed here.