Display Name: Changing How Your Name Appears in Email and UT Systems

Your information as shown in the directory or UT email is controlled by IRIS and/or Banner. This includes, but is not limited to, your name, phone number, job title, position, and department. 


You can change your name by talking to the Payroll (HR) person in your department. You will need to update your "Known As" name in IRIS (IRIS Personal Data Form). 


You can contact the One Stop office to change your name. For more information, please visit https://onestop.utk.edu/contact-updates/. If you are affiliated with more than one UT campus, you'll need to contact those respective offices as well. 

NOTE: If you are seeing an incorrect name in Banner, keep in mind that Banner displays your Chosen Name and First Name

To update your chosen name: 

  1. Go to myutk.utk.edu and sign in with your NetID and password. 
  2. Click My Resources
  3. Click Change Chosen Name

Student Employees

Student Employees must check with the One Stop AND your departmental payroll office or UT Human Resources to update their information in the IRIS ERP System. Student employees must follow both the above steps under Faculty/Staff and Students. 

About Legal Names

While we have to keep a legal name on file, there are options for users to change their display name for the directory, email, and other UT systems so they can use a preferred name instead. A formal legal name change is not required to use this feature, and the legal name will continue to be stored in the directory under the tnOfficialName attribute, but will no longer be their display name. To set a display name, the user will need to work with the corresponding departments above based on your affiliation(s).


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