Preferred first name

UNC Charlotte is aware that many students use a first name other than their legal first name.

Your preferred first name

We strive to create a personal experience by allowing opportunities for every member of our community to get to know each other better.

  • One of the many ways we are doing this is by allowing you to provide your “preferred first name” which can be used on your 49er ID card, in emails, in classrooms, and in everyday conversation.
  • We appreciate your patience as we are rolling out this functionality across the multiple systems on campus.
  • As systems are updated to include preferred first names, we will post them here.
  • View Frequently Asked Questions here

How to submit or update your preferred first name

Step 1

To initiate the process to include a preferred first name you must log in to Banner Self-Service.

Quick links screenshot with Banner Self Service circled

Step 2

Locate and click on "View or Update Preferred First Name" under the Personal Information tab.

Screenshot of Personal Information tab in Banner

Step 3

Read the information provided about where your preferred first name will be used and where your legal name will appear. If you wish to proceed, click on "Update Preferred First Name" at the bottom of the screen.

Screenshot of Update Preferred First Name screen

Step 4

Type in your preferred first name and click the "Submit Changes" button. 

Screenshot of Preferred First Name Entry