Service overview

Service for:
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
Graphics representing updating the first name field.

Members of the University of Toronto community often have a first name other than an official name that they use to identify themselves to others. Recognizing this, U of T allows students, faculty and staff to set and use their preferred first name.

Differentiating between the preferred and official first names allows the University to enable individual preference in applications that do not have a requirement to use official names. The display first name option enacts the adoption of a consolidated display name across the University’s IT infrastructure.