You can change how your name appears in the BU Directory, Active Directory, and Exchange Global Address List. You might do this, for example, to hide your middle name or to use a Nickname, so that you have a different “Last, First” combination. To make the change, go to www.bu.edu/phpbin/directory/change-entry.html and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on the button marked “Log in to the BU Electronic Directory”. (You may be promoted to log in with your BU login name and Kerberos password at this point, if you weren’t already authenticated to another BU site.)
You will then be presented with a “Change Your Entry” form, where you will see the Nickname field. Enter your desired Nickname, as shown below using Rhett as a sample. Then select the option for Replace your first name and middle name with your nickname and click Submit.
Note: It may take up to 24 hours for all directories to reflect the change.