Update Your Address By:
- Making an online Address Change.
- Sending a letter—indicating that the change is to your local address, your permanent address or both—that includes your name, signature and EID or date of birth, to:
University of Texas at Austin
Office of the Registrar: Records
P.O. Box 7216
Austin TX 78713-7216
- Faxing the letter described above to 512-475-7515.
- Visiting Texas One Stop on the ground floor of the Main Building in person. You need to show your photo ID.
Make a Name Change
All name change requests must be submitted with supporting documentation. Changes to the first, middle and/or last name, suffix or sequence of names will require the original or a certified copy of one of the following:
- Government-issued ID (driver’s license, state ID card, valid passport)
- Birth certificate (U.S. only)
- Marriage Certificate (U.S. only)
- Court order (must show change to new name)
- Divorce decree (must show change to new name)
- Certificate of Naturalization/Green Card
- Documentation of common law marriage/civil union
We do not require documentation to add/delete a hyphen, space, and apostrophe or to abbreviate a middle name to initial. Please email Student Academic Records at firstname.lastname@example.org for steps on scanning or mailing your documents. All requests must include a request letter with ink signatures.
Update Your Social Security Number
Visit the Texas One Stop in person at the Main Building (MAI) to update your social security number. Bring your actual Social Security card, signed for verification. If you are not able to come in person, please email Registration for assistance at email@example.com.
Update Your Emergency Information
Log in with your UT EID
FERPA and Privacy
FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, is a federal law that pertains to the release of and access to educational records. The law, also known as the Buckley Amendment, applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA applies to personally identifiable information in educational records. This includes items such as the student’s name, names of family members, addresses, personal identifiers such as Social Security numbers and personal characteristics or other information that make the student’s identity easily traceable.
The University may disclose personally identifiable information from an education record only under the condition that all requirements are met in 34 CFR Part 99, Family Education Rights and Privacy. Redisclosure of this information may only occur under the condition that all requirements are met in in 34 CFR Part 99.33, Family Education Rights and Privacy.
Learn more about FERPA and educational records.
Restrict Your Information (for current students only)
Our Restrict My Info system lets you decide where your directory information appears so it isn’t seen by the public.
The university keeps data about you that can be shown to the public, by federal law, without your permission. We call this directory information. (The public includes your parents, friends, employers, insurers and people checking on your degrees.)
Other data the university has about you is not made public and is only seen by authorized staff members. This student record information is detailed in the General Information Catalog.
Main Building (MAI), Room 16