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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 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 

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.