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Change Your Username

If you want to change your username, there are a few steps to complete and a few things to understand.

  • You will have a new email address, and you have sole responsibility of notifying contacts of your new address.
  • If you are a faculty member who uses Blackboard, you will need to manually update your Blackboard user profile to include your new email address.
  • If you have queries in PeopleSoft, you will need to save them, as they won’t transfer over to the renamed account.
  • If you are subscribed to any mailing lists, you must unsubscribe with your original email address before your username change occurs and then re-subscribe with your new email address after the change.
  • After your account is renamed, your Blackboard access will be unavailable for 3-6 hours.

How to Change Your Username

First, update your “Preferred Name” in PeopleSoft.

To do this, log in to myBoiseState, select HR System in your Employee view, then select Menu > Self Service > Campus Personal Information > Name and click “Edit” on the preferred name.


Need Assistance?

For more information, contact the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357,, chat, or Help Desk Self Service.