Registrar

University of Memphis - Students
Changing Personal Data: Name / SSN / Address

Your Name

In order to change your name on your records at the University of Memphis, complete the Request for Name Change on Official University Record form (pdf). Submit this form and any required supporting documents to the Office of the Registrar.

You may submit your name change request in one of the following ways:

  • Fax to: (901) 678-3249

  • Mail to:

    Office of the Registrar
    Transcripts Supervisor
    003 Wilder Tower
    University of Memphis
    Memphis, TN 38152-3520

  • In Person: 003 Wilder Tower (A picture ID is required.)

If you need more information about changing your name, call or e-mail the designated contact for Student Name Changes.

Your Social Security Number (SSN)

If you have been assigned a new SSN by the Social Security Administration, you can update your academic records with the new number by establishing your identity and proof of the SSN change. You may do this:

  • In Person. Go to Student and Faculty Services, 003 Wilder Tower. Have your SSN card and a photo ID with you.

  • By FAX. Dial (901) 678-3249. FAX a letter of request, a copy of your SSN card, and any other supporting documentation.

  • By Mail. Send a letter of request, a copy of your SSN card, and any other supporting documentation to:
    Office of the Registrar
    Transcripts Supervisor
    003 Wilder Tower
    University of Memphis
    Memphis, TN 38152-3520

Your Address Information

You may view all of your addresses in Student Self Service.

You may update all of your addresses, except your Permanent address and your Campus Box, in Self Service.

Note:
Every 90 days, the University verifies student addresses with the US Postal Service (USPS). Your U of M Permanent, Mailing, and/or Local addresses may be updated from the USPS file. You might notice slight format changes in your addresses based on this update.

Refer to this chart for address definitions as well as information on how to update an address:


Permanent Address

Initially, your permanent address is entered by University personnel based on your application for admission. It is used as one of the factors in determining your residency classification for fee purposes. Think of it as your "home" address--where you reside when you are not enrolled at the University.

Domestic Students

  • Your Permanent address is where you reside when not currently enrolled or when classes are not in session.  It must be a physical location with a valid USPS mailing address. For example, if you are from Jackson, TN and attend the U of M, but return to Jackson for breaks and summer, then your Jackson address is your Permanent address.

International Students

  • Your Permanent address must be your out-of-country, permanent, physical home address and not a post office box.

Note About Residency:
Changing your Permanent address will not necessarily change your residency classification for fee purposes.  Your classification as in-state or out-of-state for fee purposes is made in the Office of Admissions, based on the regulations and guidelines of the Tennessee Board of Regents. If, for any reason, you have a question about residency classification, you must request that Admissions review your residency status before classes begin.

Updating Your Permanent Address

To update your Permanent address, complete and submit a Change Permanent Address form.


Campus Box

This is a campus PO box that you rent through Mail Services. If you have a Campus Box, this address receives top priority when the University mails you important information.

Updating Your Campus Box

You cannot update your Campus Box. However, when you no longer use or rent the box, you should contact Mail Services to:

  1. request that the box be closed.
  2. leave a forwarding address.

Mailing Address

When the University mails you important information, this address receives high priority--1st priority if you have no Campus Box address, and 2nd if you do. It does not necessarily have to be a physical location; it can be a PO Box.

Domestic Students

If you live at home and attend the U of M, your Mailing address can be the same as your Permanent, but it does not have to be. You can use a PO Box or a temporary local address (an apartment or house), if you are not living at your Permanent address.

International Students

If you use a PO Box as a Mailing address and do not live in a Residence Hall, you MUST also supply a Local address (see below).

Student Family Housing

Use your Student Family Housing address as your Mailing address.

Updating Your Mailing Address

Use Self Service to update your Mailing address. Go to your portal Student tab; click on the "Update Addresses and Phones" link in the Personal Information channel.


Local Address

This is your Memphis area address--where you live while enrolled. It must be a physical address, not a PO Box.

Domestic Students

You may have a Local address if you do not live at either your Permanent or Mailing address.

International Students

You must enter and maintain a Local address if your Local residence does not match your Mailing address.

Updating Your Local Address

Use Self Service to update your Local address. Go to your portal Student tab; click on the "Update Addresses and Phones" link in the Personal Information channel.


Next-of-Kin Address

You can maintain two Next-of-Kin addresses for relatives the University can contact.

Updating Your Next-of-Kin Addresses

Use Self Service to update these addresses. Go to your portal Student tab; click on the "Update Addresses and Phones" link in the Personal Information channel.

Note About Updating:
Self Service allows you to update the addresses only. If you need to update the person and/or relationship listed, you will have to contact Student and Faculty Services at (901) 678-2810, 003 Wilder Tower.


Emergency Contact Address

The address of someone the University can contact in an emergency.

Updating Your Emergency Contact Address

Use Self Service to update your Emergency Contact person/address. Go to your portal Student tab; click on the "Update Emergency Contacts" link in the Personal Information channel.


 

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