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Change your Electronic ID

Your Electronic Identifier (EID) is the first part of your email address before the

There are two main distinctions regarding your EID. Changing the surname portion require legal paperwork while changing your given (first) name does not.

Legal Name Change

There are many reasons why people may change their legal name. This event may also prompt you to request that the campus information be updated to reflect the change.

Students, graduate students and student workers should contact Registration and Records for more information on the process and paperwork required. (701) 231-7981

Faculty and Staff should contact Human Resources and Payroll for more information on the process and paperwork required. (701) 231-8961

This change may take 3 - 5 business days to be processed by HR. Once this has been processed, you will then be required to also make the change to your EID.

Vanity Name Changes

Changes to your given (first) name, commonly known as a vanity change, can be through the same process as a legal name change, however you are not required to have changed your name legally. This is a common change, as an example, people who are named William, may want to be known as Jim, and have that reflected in their email address. Changes to you given (first) name must remain professional and appropriate.

How to change your electronic ID

To request a change to your electronic ID, please contact the IT Help Desk at 231-8685 (option 1) or Your request will result in a change to your NDSU electronic ID, N.D. University System ID, and NDSU email address.

The process may take over 5 business days to complete because changes need to be made at the University System first, then at the local campus, and then the information needs to be propagated through the databases.

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North Dakota State University
IT Help Desk Phone: +1 (701) 231-8685
Administrative Calls Only: +1 (701) 231-7961 / Fax: (701) 231-8541
Campus address: Quentin Burdick Building 206
Physical/delivery address: 1320 Albrecht Blvd, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 4510 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Information Technology Services

Last Updated: Monday, August 17, 2015 4:09:25 PM