How to Add a Preferred First Name

Question

How do I change my first name if I have not legally changed it?

Solution

You can add or update your preferred first name using DuckWeb:

  1. Login to DuckWeb using your UO ID Number and PAC
  2. Select Personal Information
  3. Select Personal Information Application (and login with your Duck ID if prompted to)
  4. The top Personal Details block contains your name; click the Edit icon on the right
  5. Enter your preferred first name in the text box provided, then click Update
  6. Your change will appear in most places automatically the following day

Considerations

  • Preferred first name appears on class lists, in Canvas, on most advising and student pages in DuckWeb, and in the Find People online directory.
  • Note that Find People is refreshed overnight.
  • If you want both your Legal and Preferred First Name to appear in Find People, enter both of your names as follows: William "Bill" (with the quotation marks).

Details

Article ID: 34587
Created
Mon 7/31/17 8:55 AM
Modified
Tue 12/6/22 4:43 PM

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