Update Personal Information

The Office of the University Registrar maintains your academic record information only.

Other records not maintained by the Office of the University Registrar may require updating by other departments. For example, records involving employment require updating by UC Davis Human Resources; direct issues regarding medical records to the UC Davis Student Health Center.

UC Davis WarnMe

At certain intervals during the year, students are prompted, via SISWeb, to provide or update contact information for the WarnMe system. This information will only be used when WarnMe is activated by campus emergency personnel. Students are not required to submit WarnMe information; however the SISWeb prompt will continue to inform students about this important service. For more information, see UC Davis WarnMe.

Address & Phone Number Update

During remote instruction, your faculty is preparing for engaging and meaningful remote learning experiences. Depending on your enrollment, some instructors may send you hands-on materials for one or more of your courses. To make shipping efficient and ensure you receive your packages on time, please make sure your mailing/current address is updated to reflect where you will receive remote instruction; whether that’s at your family home, on- or off-campus housing in Davis, or another location.

Continuing & New Students. Update your address using SISWeb. Under the Personal Information tab, select Update Address(es) and Phone(s).

If you no longer have access to SISWeb, you can change your mailing address by completing and submitting the Address Update form using Contact an Expert.

Name Change on University Record

To change your name on all of your university academic records after a legal name change (your student ID number will remain the same), you can complete the Petition for Name Change on University Record webform and upload your supporting legal documentation. You may also use this form for name corrections.

If you don't have an active UC Davis computing services account, you may submit the paper form with your supporting legal documentation to the Office of the University Registrar.

Acceptable legal documents verifying a name change:

  • Birth Certificate (acceptable only for correcting spelling errors).
  • Certificate of Naturalization papers.
  • Certificate of Registered Domestic Partnership.
  • Court Order (Final Judgment of Change of Name).
  • Divorce decree.
  • Driver's license.
  • F-1 or J-1 Student Visa or Permanent Resident card.
  • Marriage license.
  • Passport (Book or Card).
  • Permanent or Conditional Permanent Resident card.
  • Resident Alien card.
  • Uniformed Services Military ID card.

Unacceptable documents:

  • Petition of Name Change.
  • Social Security Card.
  • Petition for Naturalization.
  • Employee ID card.
  • Professional License Card.

To change a married name back to a maiden name, you must provide legal documentation other than a birth certificate.

Student Lived (Preferred) Name

UC Davis recognizes that many of its students use a first name other than their legal first name.

Therefore, the university provides students to choose to identify themselves within the university’s information systems with a lived (preferred) name in addition to their legal name. It is further understood that the student's lived (preferred name) should be used in university communications and reporting, except where the use of the legal name is necessitated by university business or legal requirement.

This name will appear instead of legal name in the UC Davis Campus Directory and in other university records and documents. Some records, such as paychecks or financial aid, that require the use of a legal name, will not change to lived (preferred name).

You may specify your lived (preferred) first name by editing the UC Davis Campus Directory. By updating your display first name in the directory, this will serve as your lived (preferred) name, and it will appear in your directory profile and other records.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will my lived (preferred) name_ appear in university systems?
Once you set a lived (preferred name), allow 48-72 hours for it to be displayed in other systems.

Will my lived (preferred) name appear or be used everywhere in university systems?
Not at this time. The university is currently working towards a solution to have lived (preferred) name appear in all university systems. 

How can I set my lived (preferred) name?
Using the UC Davis Campus Directory, search for your name, and then select Update my UC Davis directory listing. Edit the First Name field, and then select Submit to set your lived (preferred name). This change will propagate systems that use the lived (preferred) name within 48-72 hours.

Preferred Name View

May I specify a lived (preferred) middle or last name?
Not at this time. Lived (preferred) name only applies to your first name at this time. The university is currently working towards a solution to change your lived (preferred) last name.  Although you may edit your middle and last display name in the UC Davis Campus Directory, these names will not propagate into other university systems.

Can I set my lived (preferred) name to whatever I want?
Students may determine and designate a lived (preferred) name that they want to be known by in university systems. The University reserves the right to remove a preferred name if it contains inappropriate or offensive language, or is being used for misrepresentation.

When/why will campus departments use my legal name?
Some campus departments interact with, and send reports to federal, State and other government agencies that verify the identity of students using the legal name.

How do I get a new AggieCard with my lived (preferred) name?
After setting your lived (preferred) name in the UC Davis Campus Directory, please allow 48-72 hours for your lived (preferred) name to propagate to the Student AggieCard system. Request a new AggieCard at the AggieCard Office in 253 Memorial Union.

How much does a new AggieCard cost?
A $15.00 replacement fee will apply.

Birth Date Change on University Record

To change your birth date on your university academic record, you must submit the paper form with your supporting legal documentation to the Office of the University Registrar

Acceptable legal documents verifying a birth date change:

  • Passport (Book or Card).
  • Birth Certificate.
  • Certificate of Naturalization papers.
  • Driver's license.
  • F-1 or J-1 Student Visa or Permanent Resident card.
  • Permanent or Conditional Permanent Resident card.

Social Security Number Change on University Record

A student's Social Security number is used to verify personal identity in the UC Davis Student Records System. In compliance with California state law, Social Security numbers are confidential and are not used as student identifiers.

To submit, change, or correct your Social Security Number you may use the Social Security Change webform and upload a copy of your Social Security Card.

If you don't have an active UC Davis computing services account, you may submit the paper form with a copy of your Social Security card to the Office of the University Registrar.

Gender Change on University Record

To update your Gender on your UC Davis record, submit the Gender Change form through OASIS. If you no longer have access to OASIS, use the Gender Change form.

Citizenship, Immigration & Visa Change

To correct your record, or to notify a Residence Deputy of a recent change to your Visa, Immigration or Citizenship, complete the Change of Citizenship, Immigration & Visa form.