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Requesting a Change to your ePantherID

This article explains the circumstance where you can request a change to your ePantherID, how to request a change and what to expect during the process.

ePantherID Change Request Reasons

ePantherID change requests can be made for the following reasons:

  • Legal name change
  • Incorrect spelling of Legal Name upon account generation

If your request does not fall into one of the above categories, you must submit an epantherID change appeal.

In your appeal, you should address why with your current epantherID, you cannot perform your academic duties as a student or professional duties.

If your appeal is approved by program sponsors, a member of University IT Services will contact you to assist in selecting a new ePantherID. ePantherIDs are limited to 8 characters and must be unique. Once a new ePantherID is selected, you will be required to pick a date that the ePantherID change will occur.

Process to Request an ePantherID Change

Please submit this form and someone from University IT Services will contact you within 3-10 business days.

What to Expect if Your ePantherID Change is Approved

During the evening of the chosen date, you will not be able to use or access IT services including email while the change occurs. When completed:

  • The new account will bear the password of the old account.
  • The old account will be configured with an email auto-reply to notify senders of the change and will forward email to the new account, for at least 90 days.
  • All email and folders will move under the new id.
  • Your ePantherID will switch within all IT managed UWM services.
  • Campus database driven mailing lists will automatically update with the new address.
  • Other mailing lists and services may require manual intervention by the requestor.

Keywords:change, epantherID, new, ePanther name change, name change, name, legal, legal name   Doc ID:98915
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2020-03-16 13:51 CDTUpdated:2022-09-16 16:54 CDT
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