How Do I Change My Name on Class Rosters?

All of your student information at the college is tracked by your student ID number, which is linked to your legal name. If you’d like a preferred name to be listed on your instructor’s class rosters, you can indicate that using eServices.

  • Log onto eServices by going to and clicking “eServices” on the left menu.
  • On your eServices home page, scroll down to the “Personal Information” tab.
  • Click the link that says “Names.”
  • Click “Edit.” When you get to this page, fill in your preferred name.

In addition to changing your name on eServices, you may decide that you want to inform your instructor about your name, gender identity, and preferred. Here is a sample letter you can send to your instructor:

Dear [insert appropriate title and professor’s name]: 

I am a student in your [insert class name]. The purpose of this email is to inform you of something I would like you to know about me before the semester begins. I am getting in contact with you to let you know that I identify as transgender (or other gender identity). To me, being transgender means I am female (or male) bodied, but I self-identify as male (or female, or however the student identifies). 

My name will probably show up on your roster as [birth name], but I would prefer to go by [preferred name here] and to be referred to with [preferred] pronouns. I would appreciate it if you called me [preferred name] in class. Please keep this information confidential. If you have any questions for me regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you very much for your understanding,


Please note: The preferred name you indicate on eServices will show up on your instructor’s class roster and on the D2L classlist. However, other campus information is stored according to your legal name and student ID number.