How do I change my name?

You will need to update your name in numerous places if your name changes. See the chart below for instructions based on your affiliation type. If you have multiple affiliations (such as student and employee), you will need to follow instructions for each affilition type.

If you have updated your name across all systems as indicated as below, and continue to see the old name appear, email calnet-admin@berkeley.edu with your full name, former name, and student or employee ID number.

Please note: Name changes can take several hours to a couple days to work through all campus systems. 

For Students

I want to set or change my...

so that they appear in...

Do this:

Preferred First and Middle Name

Class Rosters, Wait Lists and Cal1Card

Go to CalCentral https://calcentral.berkeley.edu/dashboard

Display First, Middle and/or Last Name

Campus Directory and bConnected Google and Box accounts

Go to the Campus Directory and click the Update your listing button.

Legal First, Middle and/or Last Name

Student Information Systems and all Legal and Official Documents and Records

Submit name change form with Registrar: http://registrar.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/Chge.Name.Pet.pdf

For Faculty and Staff

I want to set or change my...

so that they appear in...

Do this:

Preferred Full Name

Cal 1 Card and some campus systems

Update your Preferred Name in UCPath. Instructions can be found here.

Display First Middle and/or Last Name

Campus Directory and bConnected Google and Box accounts

Go to the Campus Directory and click the Update your listing button.

Legal First, Middle and/or Last Name

UCPath and all Legal and Official Documents and Records

Log into the UCPath Employee Self Service Portal. Navigate to: Employee Actions > Personal Information > Personal Information Summary

For Alumni

I want to set or change my...

so that they appear in...

Do this:

Display First Middle and/or Last Name

bConnected Google and Box accounts

Go to the Campus Directory and click the Update your listing button.

Legal First, Middle and/or Last Name

CADS

Email cadshelp@berkeley.edu

For Sponsored Guests

Guests cannot change the name on their existing account.

To change your name on your Guest account that uses your gmail/Google login:

  1. Reach out to your sponsor and have them delete your Sponsored Guest account
  2. Go to your personal gmail/Google account and change your name, there. Google has information on how to do this online: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/8158?hl=en
  3. Ask your sponsor to send you a new Sponsored Guest account invitation

To change your name on your Guest account that uses Other login

  1. Reach out to your sponsor and have them delete your Sponsored Guest account, and send you a new invitation
  2. When filling out the new account form, make sure you enter your name as you would like it to display