Pronouns in Virtual Settings (Zoom)

Remote learning and campus life provide the opportunity to signal our gender pronouns as part of our display name. Workarounds on Zoom allow everyone to share their pronouns in an easy and inclusive way, building it into the visual structure of the educational environment and fostering the respectful use of pronouns for everyone. If you are able to and comfortable sharing your pronouns, please use the following steps to make them visible during Zoom sessions:

Using the Desktop App:

Step 1: Click on the gear under your initials on the home screen:

Zoom desktop app with settings gear highlighted


Step 2: The settings screen will pop up. Click on "View More Settings." Your browser will open and ask you to log in using your Dickinson ID and password.

Zoom desktop app settings menu


Step 3: Select "Profile" on the sidebar:

Zoom web advanced settings menu with profile tab highlighted


Step 4: Click "Edit" to change your name:

Zoom profile settings with edit highlighted


Step 5: Add your pronouns in the "Last Name" box after your name (he/him/his; she/her/hers; they/them/theirs, etc.):

Zoom profile settings with last name box highlighted




On the Web:

Step 1: Go to and login using your credentials.

Follow Steps 3-5 Above.



From your Phone:

Step 1: Open the Zoom mobile app and login.

Step 2: Select the ‘Settings’ tab on the bottom right corner of the screen:

Zoom phone app with settings gear highlighted

Step 3: Click on your name:

Zoom phone settings menu with profile highlighted

Step 4: In the "My Profile" section, you can change your profile photo, display name, and other relevant information:

Zoom phone app settings menu with name highlighted

Follow Step 5 as above to change your "Display Name"


For more information and resources regarding pronouns, check out our online guide.