Preferred Names

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The University of Washington Tacoma allows students to identify the name they would like to be called in classroom settings and when interacting with University personnel. This preferred name is used in a variety of applications.

Changing Your Preferred Name

Log into Identity.UW and follow the directions to set or change your preferred name with the University. You may choose a different first, middle, and/or last name as your preferred name.

If you change your preferred name after the first day of the quarter, then you must notify your professors and teaching assistants of the change to your preferred name.  The University will not notify them that you have provided or changed a preferred name, although they will be able to see your preferred name and your student identification number.

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