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Account Name Changes

Updating Your Computer Username

Due to technical complications, UNCG ITS is unable to perform computer account name (user name) changes at this time and has placed a temporary hold on username changes while it continues to research and develop a solution that will allow for username changes to work across all UNCG systems.

Updating Your Legal Name

  • Students can request legal name changes at the Registrar's Office.
  • SPA Employees can contact Human Resources at (336) 334-5009.
  • EPA Employees can contact the Office of the Provost at (336) 334-5494.
Note: Updating your legal name does not automatically update the name that is displayed in iSpartan or the online directory.

Updating Your Preferred Display Name

UNCG's Online Directory (Faculty/Staff)

  1. Login to UNCGenie and click on Personal Information.
  2. Click Update Employee Directory Information.
  3. Update your name in the fields provided and click Submit.

Note: Students can only update their preferred name if they have already updated their legal name with the Registrar's office. Once the legal name change is complete, students should contact 6-TECH at 256-TECH (8324) or to request a preferred name change for the online directory.

iSpartan Global Address Book

Information in the iSpartan Global Address Book is controlled by your Google+ Profile. If you have not yet joined Google+, see: Google+ Account Setup at UNCG.

  1. Login to your Gmail account (
  2. Choose +You from the menu bar.
  3. Click on Profile in the left-hand navigation bar.
  4. Click on your name.
  5. Enter the name you want to display in iSpartan. See Google's guidelines and limitations for information about acceptable Google+ names.
  6. Click Save.
  7. You will be prompted to confirm your name change. One important limitation is that you can only change your Google+ name three times in two years.
    name change confirmation
  8. Click Change Name.

iSpartan Reply-To Address

  1. Login to iSpartan and click on the Settings link in the top-right corner.
  2. Click on the Accounts tab.
  3. In the Send mail as section, click Edit Info and update your name.