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Your primary/legal name is the default the University of Minnesota uses in communications and reporting. You may set a preferred name in the My Info tab of MyU (step-by-step instructions). See the preferred name page for more information, including a list of systems that utilize preferred name.

Complete the Name Change Request form and return it, along with the required documentation, to the listed address. Reminder: you may update your preferred name at any time for University directories, class rosters, and grade rosters.

Minnesota law requires all students born after December 31, 1956, who enroll in a Minnesota college or university to be immunized against certain diseases. Contact UMC Student Health Services for information on how to update your record.

If you are a US citizen or permanent resident (green card), you are considered a Minnesota resident if:

  • You have lived in Minnesota for at least one calendar year prior to the first day of your class attendance, and
  • Your primary reason for being in Minnesota is not to attend school.

Having a history out of the state, including transfer coursework, graduation from a non-Minnesota high school, and out-of-state work experience, may result in you receiving an initial classification of nonresident.

To update your gender in our student information system, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

You may choose to waive the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan by providing proof of enrollment in an alternative eligible health plan to the Office of Student Health Benefits.

Other personal information updates include citizenship status, driver’s license number, ethnicity, marital status, and veteran status. For guidance on how to update this information, contact One Stop Student Services.

Update contact information

Make sure you keep your address updated as soon as you become aware of any changes. You may change your address or add an additional address on the My Info tab of MyU (step-by-step instructions).

You may change your phone number or add an additional phone number on the My Info tab of MyU (step-by-step instructions).

The University’s official means of communication with you is your University-assigned email account. You are responsible for all information sent to this account year-round. You have the option of providing an additional email address on the My Info tab of MyU (step-by-step instructions).

Your legal name is the default used for University systems. You may also set the name that will appear on your printed diploma on the My Info tab of MyU (step-by-step instructions).

Emergency contact information is required and should be kept up-to-date. You may change your emergency contact information on the My Info tab of MyU (step-by-step instructions).

Set directory suppression

Some of your student information is designated as directory information and is a matter of public record such as your name, mailing address, and registration status. If you are a currently enrolled student, you have the right to suppress this information. University policy and the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulate the sharing of information and student records privacy at the University.

Suppression of your student information may have undesirable or unintended consequences. Examples include: classmates may not be able to contact you, you may not receive information about some services or activities, your name may be excluded from the commencement program, and the University may not be able to confirm your enrollment or awarded degree to current or future employers.

Requesting suppression does not limit access by authorized individuals, nor does it apply to information specifically related to most University employment information. Student educational information, regardless of suppression status, can be released in response to a lawfully-issued subpoena, to parents of dependent children with appropriate documentation, and to University officials with demonstrated legitimate educational interest.

You can set your desired level of directory suppression on the My Info tab of MyU (step-by-step instructions).

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