Update Preferred Name
To update how your name is displayed in various campus systems, you should update your preferred name settings in Workday. This can be done easily through Workday. Typically changes are applied within 24 hours of the change being submitted.
- Log into Workday (https://workday.amherst.edu)
- Click on the person icon in the top right corner and select View Profile
- From the purple, left navigation bar, select Personal
- Select Names tab
- Under Preferred Name click the Edit button
- Uncheck the box next to Use Legal Name as Preferred Name
- Update your preferred name information
- Click Submit
If you had a legal name change and would like for your email address with Amherst College changed, you will need to make a ticket with Amherst IT at firstname.lastname@example.org. After the change is made, both old and new emails will still show in the Google Directory Search Dropdown, so that any email sent to the original email address still ends up at the new location.
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