Adding And Updating Names

Students may only update their Preferred and Degree Names in MyNEVADA. 

Changing your Preferred and Degree names in MyNEVADA is not an official name change. A Preferred name will be the name displayed on your MyNEVADA account when you are logged in and on all class rosters. If you do not have a Preferred name listed, your Primary name will be used. 

A Degree name is the name which will be printed on your diploma and the name printed in the Commencement program. If you do not have a Degree name listed, your Primary name will be used. Preferred names will NOT be printed on your diploma or in the Commencement program. 

If you have had a legal name change, you must go through the proper channels to have your Primary name officially changed. Students are not able to update their Primary name in MyNEVADA. Since the Primary name is used for all official record purposes including transcripts and Webcampus students are not able to update it themselves.

  1. If you are an active NSHE employee (faculty, staff, TA, GA, Student Worker, etc.) you will need to contact the HR department and change your Primary name with them first. If you do not update your name with HR first, the HR system will continue to override MyNEVADA and display your former  Primary name.
  2. If you are only a student and not an active NSHE employee, you may complete the "Request to Change Personal Identification Data" form and submit to Admissions and Records (2nd floor of the FSSB) with the appropriate documentation to have your Primary name officially changed.

Navigate to your Student Center and click on [Names] under Personal Information.

Student Center Dashboard

On the Names page, you are able to view the names you have listed as well as edit your Preferred Name and Degree Name.  As mentioned above, official changes to the Primary Name may only be updated in person at Admissions & Records.

Here we will be adding a Degree Name - begin by clicking on [Add A New Name].

Names Page

The Add A New Name page appears as below.

Add a New Name

Add a Degree Name by selecting "Degree" under name types.

Name Types

You may change the formatting of your name based on various countries' naming conventions by clicking on [Change Format].

Change Name Format

You may choose your name formatting in the Look Up Window.

Look Up Name Types

Complete all necessary fields with the appropriate information, then click [Save].

Add A New Name Complete

You will receive this Save Confirmation after your information has been processed.

Save Confirmation

On the main Names page, you may view and edit your Preferred and Degree Names, and delete your Degree Name.

Note: On the main Names page, the list only reflects the first and last names that were entered.  For Degree Name, your name will be printed according to all the information you inputted when you updated your Degree Name.  This includes the correct country formatting, your middle name and suffix if you have inputted information in those fields, but not including any prefix.Names Page Completed