Changing Personal Data

Any student wishing to change the personal data on their University record should complete the appropriate request form (the forms are linked below). Submit the form and the required supporting documentation/identification to the Registrar's Office in one of the following ways:

  • Secure upload: https://securefile.memphis.edu/form/rsu
  • In Person:  003 Wilder Tower     
  • Mail:
            Registrar’s Office / 003 Wilder Tower
            University of Memphis / Memphis, TN 38152-3520


To change your legal name on all records at the University of Memphis, complete the Request for Name Change on Official University Record form. Supporting documentation is required. If you have questions about changing your name, contact us.

Preferred Name

To add a preferred name, complete the Preferred Name Request form. A photo ID will be required. Visit the Preferred Name page for information about which systems and processes will display preferred name.

Social Security Number (SSN)

To add or correct a social security number, students should complete the Social Security Number Correction or Addition form. A copy of your Social Security card is required.   

Date of Birth

To correct the date of birth associated with your student record, complete the Date of Birth Correction form. Supporting documentation is required.  

Legal Sex

Use the Request to Update Legal Sex on Official University Record form to indicate a change in your legal sex as recorded on your University record. Documentation must accompany the form.

Personal Pronoun

To designate a personal pronoun, complete the Personal Pronoun Request form. A photo ID will be required. Please note the pronouns that are provided to the Registrar’s Office will be shown in many systems and available to faculty and staff.


You may view all of the following addresses in the myMemphis portal, and update all except for Campus Box. To update an address, login to the myMemphis portal and select My Information. 

Every 90 days, the University verifies student addresses with the US Postal Service (USPS). Your 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.

Address Types and Update Information

  • Campus Box
    This is a campus PO Box that you rent through Mail Services; it receives top priority when the University mails you important information. You cannot update your Campus Box. However, when you no longer need the box, you should contact Mail Services to request that the box be closed as well as to leave a forwarding address as well.

  • Mailing Address
    If you have no Campus Box, this address receives top priority when the University mails you important information. It can be a PO Box as well as residence.

    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 Residents - Use your Student Family Housing address as your Mailing address.

  • 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 your Mailing address.

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

  • Next-of-Kin (NOK) Address
    You can maintain two NOK addresses for relatives the University can contact.

    Note: Only addresses can be updated. If you need to update the person and/or relationship listed, you must contact Student and Faculty Services at 901.678.2810, 003 Wilder Tower.

  • Emergency Contact Address
    This is the address of someone the University can contact in an emergency.

Restrict/Release Restriction of Directory Information

Any student wishing to restrict Directory Information or release the restriction of Directory Information should complete the appropriate form and submit the form, along with a photo ID, to the Registrar's Office in one of the ways listed at the top of the page. See Release of Student Education Records (What is Directory Information?) for instructions and related information.  

Restrict Directory Information

If you cannot login to iAM to restrict your directory information electronically, complete a Request to Restrict the Release of Directory Information form to prevent your Directory Information from being published in the Campus Directory. A photo ID will be required.

Release/Remove Restriction of Directory Information

Use the Request to Release/Remove Restriction of Directory Information form if you have previously elected to restrict your directory information and now would like to remove that restriction. A photo ID will be required.