Will my NetID be changed because of my chosen name?

Posted: December 12, 2019 at 4:25 pm

NetIDs (the part of your e-mail address before the “@gmu.edu”) will not be changed upon the submission of a chosen name. NetIDs can be changed if an individual’s legal name changes, but at this time submission of a chosen name will not result in a revision to the assigned NetID.

Do I Have to Report A Chosen First Name? 

Posted: December 9, 2019 at 9:06 am, Last Updated: December 12, 2019 at 4:33 pm

No,  if you do not list a chosen first name, your legal first name will be used by all systems.  

What is a chosen first name?

Posted: November 19, 2019 at 2:58 pm, Last Updated: December 12, 2019 at 4:33 pm

Some people elect to go by a name other than their legal first name. This chosen name could be a nickname, a middle name, or a personally selected name. For example, students, including international students, sometimes choose to adopt an English language nickname and transgender people often adopt a name consistent with their gender identity. […]

I would like to update my legal name, how do I make the update?

Posted: November 15, 2019 at 3:28 pm, Last Updated: December 12, 2019 at 4:28 pm

To update your legal name, you will need to provide legal documentation to make the change in Mason systems and applications. A change of name will require the following: Original court order or document that indicates a marriage or name change. Government document (from the USCIS, State Department, etc.)

How can I edit my telecom display name?

Posted: November 15, 2019 at 1:43 pm, Last Updated: December 12, 2019 at 4:33 pm

Employees who want their chosen first name to appear on the telephone screens of the people they are calling (Caller ID) need to request a change to their display name via their department’s telecom coordinator. More details are in the ITS Knowledge Base.

Can I edit my MasonLive or Employee email display name?

Posted: November 15, 2019 at 1:41 pm, Last Updated: December 12, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Students: Yes, you may edit your email display name by following the “How do I update my  MasonLive display name?” instructions. It may take up to 24 hours for this change to be visible. Please contact the ITS Support Center if you have any questions concerning the instructions. Employees: Providing a chosen name will not […]

How do I identify my chosen first name?

Posted: November 5, 2019 at 11:46 am, Last Updated: December 18, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Students are able to identify their chosen first name by logging into Patriot Web and following these instructions.

Which systems will show my chosen name? Where is legal name going to appear?

Posted: November 1, 2019 at 11:54 am, Last Updated: December 12, 2019 at 4:34 pm

We are identifying systems internal to Mason that can receive chosen first name. Consult this page for a list of these systems, when they are scheduled to receive chosen name, and which systems are outside the scope of this policy. Legal name will appear on transcripts, financial aid documents, and health records, to name a […]

How long will it take my chosen name and pronouns to appear in Mason systems? 

Posted: November 1, 2019 at 11:53 am, Last Updated: December 13, 2019 at 8:22 am

We are phasing in chosen first name into our internal systems. Consult this page for which systems will include chosen name in January 2020 and which will be added over time. Most systems update nightly, but not all. The table also reflects how frequently the system receives updates from our Banner system.