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Name Changes

Name Changes

Employees that would like to use a preferred name or nickname in ONID and the OSU Online Directory may make their request by completing the Name Change form on the OSCAR website and sending to it to their business center HR staff.

The Office of the Registrar does not enter preferred names or nicknames for students at this time.

ONID Username Changes

ONID usernames are formed by using up to seven characters of the last name and appending one or more characters of their first name to form a unique username. No other format is available.

ONID usernames are generally only changed when your legal name changes (marriage, divorce, etc) or if your ONID username is obscene.

If you really feel that you must change your ONID username for a reason other than the scenarios described above, it can be done. There must be a significant, compelling reason for the change. If you use email regularly such a change is not recommended since once the change is made all email sent to your old address will be bounced to the sender addressee unknown (or in some cases received by someone else who has been assigned your relinquished username).

If you still want to change your ONID username, send email to support@onid.oregonstate.edu with the following information:

  • Your current ONID username
  • The reason you are requesting the change

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