Learn how to request a different UBITName.
Operating System: All
Applies To: UB students, faculty, staff
Last Updated: December 2, 2019
You are eligible to receive a different UBITName if any of these is true:
See the UBITName Account Policy for more details about who may request a different UBITName.
See the Student Preferred Name Policy for more details about using a preferred name.
It is strongly encouraged that UBITName changes occur between semesters, where possible. Students completing a UBITName change during a semester must notify all course instructors to ensure UBlearns grades, postings and interactions carry forward to the new UBITName account. Instructors can contact UBlearns support for assistance with this process.
If your request is approved, activate your UBITName and begin using it.
Both your old and new UBITName will remain active for up to 30 days. During that time you must:
Send email to the UBIT Help Center from your new UBITName asking to remove your old UBITName and make your new UBITName permanent.
Once your request is processed, your old UBITName will be deleted and its remaining contents will no longer be accessible. Email sent to it will be returned to the sender as undeliverable.
If you do not request to make your new UBITName permanent within 30 days of it being created, your new UBITName may be deactivated. Contact the UBIT Help Center if you need additional time to transition to your new UBITName.
Your UBITName and entry in the UB Online Directory are based on institutional data. If you had an official name change:
The UB Online Directory does not currently allow for the use of a preferred name.