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How to change your preferred/display name in MySlice

Are you looking to change the way your name is displayed in your email, MySlice, Blackboard, etc.?  Follow the instructions below.

1.Log into MySlice

Log into MySlice with your NetID and password. These credentials are manageable on the NetID self-service page that was used to activate your account.

Please find the "My Profile" pagelet and click on it.  

2.View Name

Click on right arrow [>] to view your Primary name. 


3.Add Name

Click on plus sign [+] to enter a Preferred Name (display name).

Enter your preferred name information, required fields are represented with an asterisk [*], then click “Save.”  Keep in mind the change can take up to 24 hours to propagate throughout various systems.


More Information on the My Profile update can be found here


PRIMARY NAME CHANGE

Users are not allowed to change their primary name - only their preferred name. If you have an official name change, please check with Human Resources if you're faculty/staff and the Registrar if you're a student. They require official documentation in order to process an official name change. If you need further assistance with this process, please see our FAQs: https://answers.syr.edu/x/RQqwAg or call the Help Desk at 315-443-2677.


Note: Below is the old way to change Preferred Name on MySlice

Are you looking to change the way your name is displayed in your email, MySlice, Blackboard, etc.?  Follow the instructions below.

  1. Log Into MySlice

    Log into MySlice with your NetID and password. These credentials are manageable on the NetID self-service page that was used to activate your account.

    Please find the "Personal Services" applet.  Select "View/Update Names."

    locate names under personal services

  2. Next to "Preferred" click on "edit."

    click edit and change your primary and preferred names
  3. Enter your preferred name information and click "save."  You should log out and back into any resources to see the change.  Keep in mind the change can take a few hours to propagate throughout the various systems.

          select change format in the change name window

PRIMARY NAME CHANGE

Users are not allowed to change their primary name - only their preferred name. If you have an official name change, please check with Human Resources if you're faculty/staff and the Registrar if you're a student. They require official documentation in order to process an official name change. If you need further assistance with this process, please see our FAQs: https://answers.syr.edu/x/RQqwAg or call the Help Desk at 315-443-2677.