Name Changes

Emerson's Name Change process allows you to use your preferred name (updated name) instead of your legal first name. This process facilitates the name change on applicable campus systems in a consistent manner.

There are some areas where restrictions could apply to using your legal name. We continue our work to ensure as many systems as possible can accommodate your name change.

Name-change resources

Read these pages for information on navigating the name-change process at Emerson College:

Support for name changes in Emerson's systems

For any system listed below that supports the name change hierarchy (as indicated by the green checkmark) either your preferred name or your legal name will display, in that order of preference. This table also indicates which systems are able to include pronoun data.

supported = Supported
unsupported: legal limitations = Not supported due to legal limitations
unsupported: technical limitations = Not supported due to technical limitations
unsupported: functional requirements = Not supported due to functional requirements

Service Legal
Name
Preferred
Name
Pronoun Data
Emerson Gmail supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
Canvas * supported supported supported
Banner Student SSB (formerly eCommon) supported supported supported
Zoom ** supported supported supported
Panopto supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
Course registration supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
Emerson Alert (Rave/Emergency notification system) supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
Speech@Emerson/2EC
Email studentsuccess@speech.emerson.edu to update
unsupported: technical limitations unsupported: technical limitations supported
Equipment distribution center (EDC) inventory supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
EDC WebCheckout Patron Portal supported supported unsupported: technical limitations
Spacebook (EMS Events Manager) supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
Mobile App supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
EmConnect supported supported unsupported: technical limitations
Housing Portal (StarRez) supported supported supported
Handshake (Career Services) supported supported unsupported: technical limitations
Box.com supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
Dean's List supported supported supported 
word.emerson.edu (class blogs) supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
Skillshare supported supported unsupported: technical limitations
Student Health Portal (Medicat) supported unsupported: legal limitations supported
Degree Audit (Degreeworks) supported supported supported
Course evaluations (EvaluationKit) supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
Trip Registration/Student Planned Travel (SSB) supported supported supported
Slate supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
CommonApp supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
SEVIS (International student database) supported unsupported: legal limitations unsupported: functional requirements
National Student Clearinghouse supported unsupported: legal limitations unsupported: functional requirements
Voyager supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
Housing Deposit website supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
Castle Travel Registration & Admin Lookup page supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
Symplicity Study Abroad (Horizons) supported supported unsupported: technical limitations
Registrar Lookup supported supported unsupported: technical limitations
Lost/Replacement ID Cards supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
CS Gold supported supported unsupported: functional requirements
Student Lookup supported supported supported
Banner mass email student roster, addresses, and emergency contact supported supported supported
Student Conduct records (Maxient) supported supported supported
Banner Faculty Course/Picture Roster supported supported supported
K2/AD Integration supported supported supported
ODS supported supported supported
Cognos: Student 360 supported supported supported
Workday supported supported supported
Destiny One supported supported unsupported: functional requirements

Notes:

* Changing pronouns via Workday or Banner SSB automatically updates Canvas. Otherwise, pronoun edits made within Canvas only appear in Canvas.

** Zoom pronouns must be updated manually. Sign in at zoom.emerson.edu and follow these steps for adding pronouns to your profile.

† The Finance Department manually maintains names embedded in Workday for the Faculty Development Funds.

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