Preferred Name

If you would like to be identified by a name other than your legal name, submit a preferred name request in eServices. 

You may request a preferred first, middle and/or last name.  Normandale Community College reserves the right to deny a requested preferred name if the requested name is inappropriate, such as: to avoid a legal obligation, to misrepresent, if it violates a System policy, etc.

Once you submit the form, your preferred name will appear on the following areas:

Normandale Preferred Name Areas

  • Normandale Email Account
  • Normandale Diploma
  • Normandale Honors program lists
  • Normandale Food Service Card
  • Normandale Commencement program
  • Normandale Foundation Alumni records
  • Normandale Student ID card
  • Normandale Library records

MN State Preferred Name Areas

  • Class rosters, advisee list, grade and LDA (last date of attendance) entry, wait list report and grade change request
  • Timecards
  • Students/employees homepage on D2L and e-Services homepage
  • Faculty advisee lists
  • Student invoice

Your Legal Name will still appear in the following areas:

  • Official and unofficial transcripts
  • Paychecks and pay stubs
  • Financial Aid records
  • Official correspondence from Normandale
  • Tax forms
  • Federal immigration documents
  • SEVIS records
  • I-9’s
  • International student documentation