There's a lot to know about names at UNT and how they work, but we're here to help!
Preferred Name at UNT
You can update your first name at UNT without a legal name change using UNT's "Preferred Name" feature. You can learn more about updating using the Preferred Name feature here. After updating your preferred name you can also get a new student ID card for free. Preferred names don't display everywhere at UNT, so there will be times when your legal name still displays. We're working on a list of those times so you can be as prepared to navigate the situation as possible.
After updating preferred name, the preferred name will appear in the following locations automatically:
- Class Rosters
- my.unt.edu portal (excluding financial aid)
- Email display name (but not the physical email address, which can be updated using the instructions below)
Legal name on file with UNT will always appear:
- Financial aid portal and documents
If you would like help updating your legal name, please utilize the walk-in hours at Student Legal Services, where folks will help you complete necessary paperwork and cover the process with you.
At UNT Transcripts and Records, legal name is often referred to as Primary Name. You can read more about that here.
After submitting a preferred name update or legal name update as outlined above, students can update their email address here.
Currently, the Pride Alliance is collaborating with several offices to explore updating EUIDs, which are used as a unique identifier and part of log-in information across many systems. If you are interested in learning more about updating your EUID, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.