In Quercus, you can enhance/be creative with your profile page, since it is not your official personal information profile with the University of Toronto.  (That information is found on ACORN.  For help using ACORN, see ACORN Help How-to).  As such, feel free to add a biography and relevant personal links.

All users in your Quercus courses can view your Quercus profile information, and thus professionalism is still of utmost importance!  (Also see How do I edit my profile in my user account as a student?)

You want to change your Profile information in Quercus:

 With this easy 2-step process: 

  1.  From the Global Navigation menu on the left-hand side of your Quercus page, select Account, then Profile
  2. Then click on the Edit Profile button in the upper right-hand corner of the page to edit your contact information, add a biography and any personal links you wish to include. 

You want to change your name as it appears in Quercus:

  1. Official Name Change you should contact the Registrar’s Office
  2. Change to Preferred First Name: If you are a student who is not employed by the University of Toronto, please go to the Office of the Registrar and request that they change your preferred first name in ACORN/ROSI. It will take 24 – 48 hours for the change to be made. Then go to, select your preferred first name and click “Set”.

If you are a student who is employed by the University of Toronto, you can change your display name in Quercus by going to, typing in your preferred first name and clicking “Set”.

Helpful links 

To change your UTORid password, see: 

To correct or update your email address see: 

Additional Resources:


-Nicolette Dimokopoulos