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Use your preferred name

We will print your ONECard with your preferred first name—the name that you commonly use that may be different from your legal first name. Here is how to do it:

  • enter your preferred name into your student/faculty/staff record at least 24 hours prior to ordering your ONECard for the first time
  • if you already have a ONECard, we can create a replacement card with your preferred name for a $20 replacement fee 

UVic strives for an inclusive environment. If you want to change your preferred name due to your gender identification, marital status or those Indigenous students, faculty/staff who self-identify during the admissions/hiring process; in exchange for your current card we’ll replace it (one time) at no charge.  Any additional replacements will be charged a $20 card replacement fee. 

Limitations include:

  • no symbols, numbers, unusual capitalization, repeating characters or punctuation, as our system has no ability to print special characters or symbols
  • no characters from different languages
  • no titles (e.g., professional or religious)
  • no offensive or suggestive words

Update your personal information

Learn how to update your name on official UVic documentation with Office of the Registrar