UW-Madison Profile - Update Name in Use (Preferred Name)
Follow these steps to update your Name in Use (Preferred Name) in UW-Madison Profile.
- Go to profile.wisc.edu and log in with your NetID.
From the menu on the left, select the “Personal Information” page. Navigate to the “Name in Use (Preferred Name)” section.
Click “Edit” to set or modify your first, middle, and/or last name.
Note: Name in Use offers only a limited character set because certain downstream systems that consume the data do not currently support UTF-8 characters.
When you've updated the field(s), click "Submit." Or, to remove your First or Middle Name in Use entirely, click "Delete." Changes may take up to 48 hours to be reflected in campus systems.
Note: If you are a setting a Middle or Last Name in Use, First Name in Use cannot be left blank.