Key Features and Benefits
When you have legally changed your name and have updated your personal information with the Registrars' Office (Student) and Human Resources (Staff), you may also update your computer display name by submitting a service request.

What features/functionality will be introduced later?
signUM will be enhanced gradually over several phases. When the implementation is complete, users will be able to select and use a preferred name on university systems.

What is a preferred name?
The U of M recognizes that as a community many of its members use names other than their legal names to identify themselves.  A preferred is a name that you commonly use that is different from your legal first name. Any person who wants to use their legal name can continue to do so.

Getting Started
After a name change has been completed with either the Registrars' Office (Student) or Human Resources (Staff), you may create an IT Ticket to request a name change in the university systems including your UMNetID.

More information regarding these processes can be found at:
Registrars’ Office for students:
Human Resources for staff:

Available to
Students, Staff, Faculty

Your name change must be completed with the Registrars office (students), or Human Resources (faculty, staff).

No charge


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