Address Changes

Students may change their address by logging into MyUI and navigating to the Address Change/Update link under Student Records>Student Life Management. 

Name Changes 

If you have never been a University of Iowa student but an employee only, you may complete your name change via the HR Self-Service website or contact them at (319) 335-2380.
Former and current University of Iowa students may change their Official Student name by completing the Name Change Form and submitting to the Office of the Registrar. Changing the Official Student name requires supporting documentation along with the form found below. Changing the Standard name does not require supporting documentation but is still done through the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar cannot update the Preferred first name - the student does that on the MyUI portal.

Different Name Types

Official Student name is used on your transcript and verifications (official documents). It is also printed on your diploma as well as published in the commencement bulletin.
Standard full name
Preferred first name/Standard last name
Policy on Preferred First Name can be found here, along with explanations for the various uses of both Standard and Preferred.

Preferred Name FAQs


Online Name Change Form

PDF iconPrintable Name Change Form