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Preferred First Name

To build a welcoming and inclusive community, Columbia College Chicago now allows students to use preferred first names on campus.

Names are a central element of identity formation and expression, and Columbia makes it possible for students to easily use a preferred first name on campus. After requesting a preferred name change, the name will apply to Loopmail, Moodle, class rosters, and most sections of Oasis. The student's full legal name will remain on documents related to financial aid, academic records, and transcripts.

Students can access the preferred first name workflow online with their Oasis ID and password. They will receive an e-mail confirmation once the request has been reviewed and processed.