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Update Instructions

To change or enter your name as you would like it to be displayed in university systems, follow the steps below.  

Instructions for Everyone

Updating NUValidate: 

  1. Navigate to https://nuvalidate.northwestern.edu and sign in with your netID and password.
  2. Click the “Edit Online Directory Information” tile on the homepage of NUValidate. 
  3. Find the Name fields and Pronoun single-select list. Here, you can edit your name and pronouns, then click “Submit” at the bottom of the screen to save.

Where will this information show up?

  • NUValidate 
  • myHR 
  • CAESAR 

This will lead to corresponding changes within the following systems and services:  

  • RMS Mercury (Housing) 
  • Northwestern People Directory (name only; not displaying pronouns) 
  • Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive) (name only; not displaying pronouns) 
  • Google G Suite (name only; not displaying pronouns) 

Display names and pronouns will also be available in a new web service for other campus systems to consume and display.