Name Changes

You may only request a name change, if you have had a legal name change.  If you have had a legal name change, you have two options.  You may change your:

  • Display Name:  This is the first and last name that shows when you email someone, in EagleNet, in Canvas, in Banner, and in other UMW systems.  Your NetID (the part preceding the @sign in your email address) would remain the same.
  • NetID:  Your NetID is your Network Identifier – the part of your email address that precedes the @ sign.  It is what you use to log in to Canvas, EagleNet, Banner, and other systems. Since most people know you by name, not as critical to change your NetID if you have had a name change.

If you have had a name changes, and wish to make a change in the UMW systems, please follow the appropriate instructions:

Faculty and Staff

Students

Changing Your Display Name

Faculty and staff who wish to have their email display name changed because of a legal name change must contact Human Resources in person.  You must bring with you supporting documentation of the change. The name change will be visible when the Human Resources office updates the system. Students who wish to have their email display name changed because of a legal name change must:

  1. Complete this form form,
  2. Take the completed form and supporting documentation to the Registrar’s office.

The name change will be visible when the registrar’s office receives the completed form and updates the system.

 

Changing Your NetID

Unfortunately, faculty, and staff who wish to have their NetID changed must wait until the end of a semester to have this change made. The process is rather difficult and can cause problems during the semester if something should go wrong. If you do wish to have your NetID changed between semesters, you must send an email message to helpdesk@umw.edu two weeks prior to the end of the semester.  Include in this message:

  • Rationale for the request,
  • Your preference (if any) for the new NetID,
  • An alternate email address so that we may contact you.
Unfortunately, students who wish to have their NetID changed must wait until the end of a semester. The process is rather difficult and can cause problems during the semester if something should go wrong. If you do wish to have your NetID changed between semesters, you must send an email message to helpdesk@umw.edu two weeks prior to the end of the semester.  Include in this message:

  • Rationale for the request,
  • Your preference (if any) for the new NetID,
  • An alternate email address so that we may contact you.