Preferred Name

Students have access to add/change preferred name in DukeHub. Preferred name appears in the following locations:

  • Advisor Center (DukeHub)
  • Class and grade rosters (DukeHub)
  • Housing rosters

To add or change your preferred name, follow the steps below. To change your primary name, contact and include your student ID.

To change your email to reflect the name you use, visit

Navigate to the My Profile menu and select Biographical Information.

  • To add a preferred name, select Add Name and then select the Preferred name type.

Or to update an existing preferred name, click the pencil icon next to your name.

  • Enter information for preferred name and click Save.
  • A message will display indicating Success – Preferred name was updated.

  • Make sure all pop-up blockers have been turned off before attempting to make changes to your preferred name.
  • If an older version of a preferred name is still displaying after the new name has been saved, move to another page in DukeHub and then return to the Profile page.