Preferred Name

Southern Connecticut State University offers students the ability to select a preferred first name that is different from their legal first name. A Preferred first name will replace a student's legal name as it appears on course rosters, degree evaluations, unofficial transcripts, Blackboard, and SCSU student email. Upon request at the Card Office, a preferred first name can be updated on the Hoot Loot ID card as well.

A preferred name must be approved by the Registrar's Office, a process that may take between 3 to 5 business days. To submit a preferred name change request:

  • Login to MySCSU
  • Click on Banner Student
  • Click on Records and Registration
  • My Contact Information
  • Chosen Name and Gender Identity