LSUMail: Update Display Name

The display name information is updated automatically based on information provided to the university. If a user requests a name change (for example, if they get married or divorced and request the name change through Human Resources), this information will also change in LSUMail.  If you prefer an alternative name or nick name to display in LSUMail, you can update the Display Name in the myLSU Portal.

WARNING: Preferred last name changes now feed into Moodle. For student workers and grad students, this change may result in being unable to access proctored exams because the display name in Moodle will not match what is on your ID. Please make sure you only submit this change if your new last name is also verifiable on your official ID.

NOTE: The steps below only change the Display Name for the LSUMail account associated with your primary myLSU account. To change a display name for a non-primary account, please contact the ITS Service Desk. This change will need to be completed by the e-mail team.

NOTE: These steps will only work if you are a Faculty, Staff, or Student Worker at LSU. If you are a regular student who is not working a student job, please see the following article for how to change your display name: myLSU Portal: Directory Information & Student Display Name

To Change your Display Name (Faculty / Staff / Student Worker):

1. Log into Workday.

2. Click the Personal Information worklet.

personal information button

3. Select Preferred Name from the Change section.

preferred name under the change window

4. Uncheck the box next to Use Legal Name As Preferred Name.

use preferred name checkbox

5. Enter your Name.  (First, Middle, Last, Prefix, and / or Suffix)

name fields in workday

6. Click the Submit button to save the changes.

  • These changes may take several hours to take place within LSUMail.

submit button



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