Update your information
Update personal information
Your legal name is the default used for University systems. You may set a preferred name in the My Info tab of MyU (step-by-step instructions). Your preferred name will show in advising rosters, the campus directory (unless you have chosen suppression), class rosters, Moodle, MyU, and parent/guest access.
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. See the UMD Health Services page 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.
Update contact information
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.