First Name in Use

Beginning in January 2014 any student at the University of Richmond can indicate their first name in use to the university community regardless of whether or not they have legally changed their name.

Choosing a first name in use in BannerWeb will automatically change which name appears in many internal locations throughout the University. However, there are some areas of campus that require the use of a legal name.

Places Where First Name in Use is Used & Automatically Populated

Please note if you entered a first name in use on your application for admission that will automatically populate to these as well.

  • Blackboard
  • Grade Reports
  • Advisee Lists
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Library Sign-Out Process
  • Directory Listing

Places Where First Name in Use Can Be Used

  • One Card - To get a One Card with your first name in use, please visit the One Card office.
  • Diploma - To use your first name in use on your diploma you will need to use that name on the diploma application.
  • Email Address - To get an email address that uses your first name in use you will need to check that box within BannerWeb.

Places Where Legal First Name is Used

  • Student Accounts
  • Financial Aid
  • Official Transcripts
  • Responses to enrollment inquiries such as verification requests
  • All Legal Documents (included and not limited to Informed Consent Forms, Emergency Contact Forms, Health Forms)

Please Note

First name in use is used only within the University of Richmond community. Outside systems, like hometown newspapers, official transcripts, etc. will continue to use legal first names.