You may need to make the following changes on campus regarding your Preferred First Name:


  • Email Alias: Change First.Last name email alias by logging into the NetID system, hovering over “Modify Your NetID,” and then selecting “Email Settings.”

Diploma Name:

  • As you approach graduation, one of your Registration Ready items in RAMweb will be entering your preferred diploma name. This will also be the name used in the Commencement Program. If you want your preferred first name to be used, you can enter it in the “First Name” field when completing this Registration Ready step. If there is no diploma name on file, we will default to and use your legal name.


  • RamCards will default to your legal name. Preferred first names may be added to your RamCard after your preferred name has been submitted via RAMweb.

To add your preferred first name to your RamCard:

  • Enter your preferred first name in RAMweb
  • Wait 3 business days for your preferred first name to take effect in University systems
  • Go to the RamCard Office to request that your preferred first name be added. Visit the RamCard site for additional details about getting your RamCard.