Updating Personal Information

Update your legal name

Your university record contains your full legal name. To change/update your legal name on file, submit a Change of Address/Personal Information form to Enrolment Services.

A photocopy of one of the following original vital statistics documents must be submitted with the completed form:

  • Birth certificate
  • Legal Change of Name Certificate from Vital Statistics (or equivalent from your home country)
  • Government issued Marriage Certificate
  • Government issued Divorce Decree

A driver's license or passport are not accepted as proof of your legal name.

Documents in a language other than English must be translated by a notarized translator.

Submitting a change of name request does not alter your log-in information (eID) for myUofC services.

If you would like to request a new Student ID card, please visit the UNICARD Office.

Update your personal information (including preferred name)

In the “Personal Information” section of My UCalgary, you can make changes to your personal information to ensure it is up to date. View detailed instructions.

Preferred Name

You can add or change your preferred name yourself in your Student Centre. This will not change your legal name on your student record, which is the name used on transcripts, parchments, for student loan confirmation, or other purposes. If you would like to update your legal name, please see the instructions above.

  1. In your Student Centre, select the “Personal Information” section.
  2. Select the pencil icon to add or edit your preferred name.

Note that your preferred name will appear as your Zoom name and Microsoft Teams name. Changes you make will take up to 48 hours to reflect in Zoom and Teams. If you had IT manually change your Zoom name in the past, that name will no longer be displayed in Zoom. You will need to add/update your preferred name in your Student Centre before Dec. 10.

Address

  1. In My UCalgary go to “Personal Information” section
  2. Select “Addresses”, here you can view, add, change or delete an address.
  3. Select the pencil icon to edit your address(es):
  • You can update your home (mailing) address if you have moved.
  • You can update your permanent address.
  • You can enter an effective date for the change in advance of a relocation for a future-dated address.
  • This will automatically update your home (mailing) address with the new address on the date you have entered.

Phone number

  1. In My UCalgary go to “Personal Information” section
  2. Select Phone Numbers”, here you can view, add, change or delete a number.
  3. Select the pencil icon to edit your numbers:
  • You can edit either your current home and other phone number.
  • Please indicate a ‘preferred' contact phone number.

E-mail address

  1. In My UCalgary go to “Personal Information” section
  2. Select “Email Addresses”, here you can view, add, change or delete an address.
  3. Select the pencil icon to edit your email addresses:
  • All University of Calgary Electronic Communications (email, e-notifications) will be sent to your UCalgary email address. This is your official student email, as per the Electronic Communications Policy .

Note that if your preferred email address is set to UCalgary, you will not be able to change it. Additional Email Addresses will be used for emergency purposes only.