Preferred first name system updates

As systems are updated to include preferred first names, we will post them here.

System Updates

Preferred First Name (PFN)

  • The chart below shows where preferred first name (PFN) is currently being utilized, planned for in the future, and which areas are unable to utilize due to state or federal reporting requirements.
  • Please check back often as this will be updated as new systems are added/updated.
 Currently using PFN  Plan to use PFN in future  Will not use PFN3
49er ID card1 Advisee Reports Bursar/Student accounts
Academic Petition Archibus (Facilities Management System) Campus Reporting (Some reporting retains legal first name externally.)
Advising Transcript (in Self-Service Banner) Banner Self Service Employee Benefits
Campus Labs (course evals) Campus Reporting (in progress, but thousands)   Enrollment Verifications
Canvas (Learning Management System)
Class Rosters
Financial Aid
Career Center Systems Grade Reports International Student Visa Status
Connect (Advising) Niner Connection (Alumni Online Community) Official Transcripts
Degree Audit2 NinerTalent (PeopleAdmin) Performance Management and Position Management Payroll
Diploma Unofficial Transcripts Student Health Insurance
Email display name/alias (Gmail)4 VZ (SOAR RSVP system)  
Graduate Admissions Application    
Hire-A-Niner (student employment)    
Housing & Res Life (assignments/rosters)    
Kronos WorkForce Timekeeping    
MobileOrder App (campus restaurants)    
My UNC Charlotte    
Niner Engage (student orgs)    
NinerScholars (email & award correspondence)    
NinerTalent Employment Application    
Online People Finder    
Qualtrics (survey & analysis tool)    
Salesforce (Niner Central)    
Undergraduate Admissions Application    


49er ID card:  Please be aware that if you have plans to use your 49er ID card for various legal, immigration, employment or voting purposes, the name listed on your 49er ID card may not match records maintained by other agencies outside of UNC Charlotte.

2  Degree Audit: Shown when faculty, staff and advisors (not students) search for a student’s audit. The search will only consider PFN, if it exists. Finding the student using the legal first name does not work. There is currently no functionality to support searching by both the preferred name and the legal name.
3  While the official record and reporting must use legal first name, related communications on campus could utilize preferred first name, if it exists.
4  Google caches names.  While UNC Charlotte might reflect a new preferred first name, email recipients may maintain a cached version of the former first name, if a prior contact was made before the change.  Therefore, each recipient has to update their own contact list to reflect the new name.