Changing the Display Name on Email for UBmail Powered by Google

Operating System: All

Last Reviewed: May 23, 2018

Students may legally change their name or set a preferred name. Extra steps may be required to display that name in email.


Changing the name on email after a legal name change

  1. Contact the the Office of the Registrar and follow their steps to update your information
  2. Your name in email will update automatically once the change is processed by the Registrar's office

Changing the name on email to a preferred name

Common Questions

What if I have both Student and TA/GA status?

At this time, individuals who are students and also have an appointment with the university will only see their student name change. Students experiencing difficulty with their faculty, TA or GA name through Human Resources should contact UB’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for resources and assistance.

See also

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.