You can provide a preferred first name on your application for admission or, once admitted, on Minerva, under the Personal Menu. From the Personal Menu, select the Name Change Form and you will be able to add/modify this field.
Your preferred first name appears on class lists (in parentheses beside your legal name) for use by instructors. Note that your legal name will continue to appear on your transcript and diploma.
You can request to have your preferred first name display as part of your McGill email address by submitting a change to Network and Communication Services via REGGIE (www.mcgill.ca/reggie). For more information, see www.mcgill.ca/student-records/biographical.