Update your information
Update personal information
Complete the Request to Change Legal Name And/Or Gender (Sex) form and return it, along with the required documentation, to the listed address on the form. Please allow up to seven business days for processing. Reminder: you may update your preferred name in MyU: My Info (see step-by-step instructions) at any time.
You may contact the U card office after your preferred or primary/legal name change has been processed to find out how to obtain a new card.
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 Boynton Health 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.
If there is uncertainty on whether you are considered a Minnesota resident, or if you believe that your residency has been inappropriately classified, you can review Residency, Reciprocity, and Tuition Exemption booklet. This booklet contains the University's official policy and an application for resident evaluation.
Complete the Request to Change Legal Name And/Or Gender (Sex) form and return it to the address listed on the form. Please allow up to seven business days for processing. You are required to submit documentation (a copy of your driver’s license, court order, or passport/visa) along with your request form. If you have questions or want an exception to the required documentation, use the contact information listed on the form.
Update contact information
Your information in the University directory
The University has an online, public directory at search.umn.edu that lists information of students, instructors, and staff. Some of your student information is a matter of public record, so it appears in the public search by default.
What the public search displays
- Name (preferred)
- Internet ID
- University affiliation (e.g. student or staff)
- Home phone number
- Home campus
- Home address
- Enrollment (term, year)
- Registration campus
When does your information become public?
Your student information first appears in the public search when you register for classes for the first time AND it is within 30 days of the start of term. You can make changes to your listing before it goes live or at any time throughout your academic career.
Make your information private
Make all or some of your information private by going to the My Info tab of MyU (step-by-step instructions). Changes take effect up to 24 hours from the time you make an update. For immediate assistance contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-301-4357.
There are five levels of directory suppression from which to choose:
- Suppress ONLY my phone numbers.
- Suppress ONLY my addresses.
- Suppress BOTH my phone numbers and my addresses.
- Suppress my phone numbers, my address, my email (“directory suppression”).
- Suppress ALL information about me (“full suppression”).
Student records policies
Changing your directory suppression level does not hide your information from University staff that need your information such as your advisor. If you also work at the University, your employment information will not be suppressed.