Professional Name - Preferred Name


If you are an employee of Dartmouth, and go by a professional name rather than your legal name, there is a way for you to update your directory entry and email address to reflect your professional name.

  1. Log in to
  2. Click Address & Personal Info
  3. In the window that appears, click Dartmouth Employee Self-Service, then Personal Information from the list that appears. 
  4. Click Update at the end of the Basic Details line. 
  5. Click Next at the end of the Basic Details: Choose Option line. 
  6. In the Preferred First Name, Preferred Middle Name and/or Preferred Last Name field(s), enter any name that is different than your legal name which appears in the fields above. Any part of your professional name that is the same as your legal name does NOT need to be entered into the Preferred Name fields. 
  7. Click Next. Review the information the ensure there are no errors in the information you're submitting. 
  8. Click Submit
  9. Once you click Submit, your name and email address in the Dartmouth directory will be updated to reflect the preferred name you specified. Any mail sent to your previous email address (your legal name) will continue to be delivered to your account, but your old name will no longer appear in the Dartmouth directory shown at
  10. In order to be found in the directory lookup under your legal name, log in to
  11. Click Account Info
  12. In the Nickname field in the window that appears, enter the part of your legal name which you replaced with a professional name. In other words, you do not have to enter the first, middle and last name of your legal name, unless your professional name is different in all three of those names. 
  13. Click Change User Info

Contact your department's IT Support office if you have questions.



Article ID: 66845
Thu 11/8/18 9:16 AM
Thu 11/30/23 1:46 PM