Preferred Name Change for Students

If you would like to update your name displayed in MyCWU and your display name of your email (not the address), please follow the steps below.

Step One: visit the MyCWU portal at and select the Sign-in button on the top right (This is best operated from a computer).


Step Two: log in with your MyCWU username and password. If you are unsure what your username or password or have forgotten, please visit the Password Reset guide.


Step Three: Once logged in, select the Student tab in the center top next to Homepage.


Step Four: Next, select the Personal category in the navigation bar on the left hand side and select Names.

Your primary name will be displayed above and you can add a preferred name by selecting the Add a New Name.

If you would like your email alias changed (, please complete this request form: Email Alias Change Request



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