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Preferred Name Change

Any student at UT can request to use a preferred first name they wish to be known by or identified by on campus. No legal documentation must be provided.

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How Do I Update My Preferred Name?

To update your preferred name, simply follow the below steps:

  1. Log into your MyUTK using your NetID and password.
  2. Click on the “My Resources” drop down menu in the upper-right corner of the MyUTK home screen.
  3. Select “Change Preferred Name.”
  4. A new tab will open that takes you to a landing page where you can type in the correct preferred name.
  5. Once the preferred name has been entered, select “Update Preferred Name.” Please note that it can take up to 24 hours for the update to register throughout UT’s electronic systems.