UW-Madison Profile - Update Name in Use (Preferred Name)

How to edit your Name in Use using UW-Madison Profile

Follow these steps to update your Name in Use (Preferred Name) in UW-Madison Profile. 

  1. Go to profile.wisc.edu and log in with your NetID. 
  2. From the menu on the left, select the “Personal Information” page. Navigate to the “Name in Use (Preferred Name)” section. 

    Screenshot of Name In Use (Preferred Name) card on Profile Personal Information page
  3. 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. 

    Screenshot of editing first, middle, and last Name In Use (Preferred Name) on Profile Personal Information page

  4. 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 setting a Middle or Last Name in Use, First Name in Use cannot be left blank. 

Keywordsfirst name, middle name, last name, personal information, change name, preferred name, update name in use   Doc ID126842
OwnerSara W.GroupUW-Madison Profile
Created2023-03-23 15:36:28Updated2024-03-25 09:04:41
SitesDoIT Help Desk, UW-Madison Profile
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