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

  • Advisor Hub (DukeHub)
  • Class rosters (DukeHub)
  • Housing rosters

To add or change your preferred first 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 OIT Self-Service.

Navigate to the My Profile menu and select Biographical Information.

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

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

  • Enter information for preferred first name and click Save.
  • A message will display indicating Success – Preferred first name was updated.
Screenshot of Biographical Info page in DukeHub. Arrows point to the Add Name button and the pencil edit icon next to Preferred Name.
Screenshot of Biographical Info page in DukeHub. A message says, "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.