How do I update my information in the UIC Directory?

The process of updating personal information in the UIC Directory, such as name, NetID, phone numbers or office location depends on affiliation with the University.


Student information in the UIC Directory is managed by the Office of the Registrar. To update personal information, such as name or mailing address, students should access and via Student Self-Service update mailing addresses and preferred first name online. For updates to legal name, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Faculty, staff and external affiliates

Employee and department information in the UIC Directory is managed by designated Phonebook contacts for each campus unit. To locate your unit's Phonebook contact, visit Departments A-Z and check your unit listing. If you are a departmental Phonebook contact, please refer to the Phonebook contacts wiki for instructions and information about managing your department's Directory entries.

Please note that name changes for faculty and staff must be initiated with Human Resources for legal name changes. The UIC Directory uses name information from Banner.

Name display

Preferred first name

Many individuals are known by, or identify themselves by, an alternate first name rather than by their given first name. To accommodate these individuals, the set of name fields available for directory use has been expanded to include a "Preferred First Name" field. Use of the "Preferred First Name" field for students and other affiliates cannot be addressed at this time but analysis is being done to create a process for one or more of these groups.

Names displayed in ACCC managed directories are automatically populated from the Enterprise Data Warehouse and cannot be altered. Departmental Phonebook Contacts have the ability to modify the "Preferred First Name" field using PbUpdate, the application that departmental Phonebook Contacts use to manage directory information for their employees.  If populated, the preferred first name can be used in the display name of the employee's directory entry, but it will not be the default option. 

Name display format

All ACCC managed directories, including the printed directory, display an individuals full name. Employees who wish to change their display name by either using a Preferred First Name or excluding a middle name or initial can contact their departmental Phonebook Contact person.

The employee's Phonebook Contact person will be able to select a display name format from a dropdown list in PbUpdate based on variations of the name fields that are populated. 

NetID changes

Changes to UIC NetIDs are made on a case-by-case basis. Please consult the UIC NetID Change Policy for more information.

Personal website URL

Students, faculty and staff have the option of listing a personal website URL in the Find People search. Add, remove or update your personal website URL (authentication required).

Keywords:phonebook, directory, preferred first name, netid change   Doc ID:93064
Owner:Janet S.Group:University of Illinois at Chicago ACCC
Created:2019-07-10 13:38 CSTUpdated:2020-01-08 12:35 CST
Sites:University of Illinois at Chicago ACCC
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