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Preferred First Name Policy

Augsburg University recognizes that some of its members use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. As long as the use of this different name is not for the purpose of misrepresentation, the University allows students to use a first name different than the legal name on certain university records.

Click here to request to have a preferred first name instead of a legal first name reflected within specific university records.

Please note that changing your preferred name for certain records does not change your legal name with Augsburg University. Below is a listing of all of the areas in which your preferred name will appear (once changed) and areas in which your legal name will still appear:

Preferred First Name Will Appear: Legal First Name Will Appear:
  • Alumni Office Records
  • Athletic Team Lists*
  • AugNet email
  • AugNet online directory
  • Class rosters
  • Commencement Programs
  • Dean’s List
  • Diploma
  • Emergency Contact Lists
  • Faculty Advisee Lists
  • Food Service
  • Honors Program Lists
  • Library Records
  • Major/Minor Lists
  • Moodle
  • Phone Calls for Collection Purposes
  • Residence Life Staff Rosters
  • Student ID card (Provided you obtain a new one from the Library)
  • Transfer Credit Evaluation
  • Financial Aid and Billing Records and Communication
  • Official and Unofficial Transcripts
  • Parking
  • Paychecks and Paystubs
  • Registrar’s Office Records (i.e. permanent student file records)
  • Some official forms or correspondence from the University such as financial aid rewards, residence life contracts, departmental or program notices, new hire forms, etc. 
  • Study Abroad and Study Away (i.e. travel documents, signature documents)
  • Time Entry System (Kronos)

*Athletics also double-checks with students to ensure public athletic rosters use preferred name

Students who have had their name legally changed should complete a legal name/address change form. Your new legal first and last name will appear on ALL university documentation listed above, though one’s former legal name will be stored in some university records and not redacted.