How do I change my email display name?

A quick way to change the display name that people see in Gmail and Google+ is to change your Google+ profile name.

  1. Open Google+ or Gmail and select Google+ Profile from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner.
  2. Click on your name, then the pencil icon by your name, and then enter your preferred name.
  3. Click "OK" in the lower right corner. (

This will just change your display name, and will not affect your username or actual email address.

If you would like to change your Preferred First Name in other university resources, you will want to contact either the Registrar's office or Human Resources. More information is at:

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