Change your personal information
For important information and updates, ensure your Aurora account contact information is up-to-date. It is your responsibility! There are several ways to change contact information such as email, postal addresses and name changes at the UM.
Contact information change
You can update/make changes to your personal information through Aurora.
To update your address or phone number follow the steps below:
Step 1: Log in to Aurora.
Step 2: Select Personal Information.
Step 3: Select Update Address and Phone.
Preferred name changes
At the UM, students are primarily known to staff and professors by their preferred or chosen name. if you want to be known by your preferred name, you must designate it through your aurora account.
To designate your Preferred name follow the steps below:
Step 1: Login in to aurora:
Select the Personal Information tab.
Enter your preferred name and save. Changes in aurora will be immediate.
Step 2: Change your ID:
The next day, you can get an updated Photo ID card using your preferred name.
Step 3: Update your computer account:
You can update your computer account by submitting a service request to the IST Help Desk.
Legal name and gender designation change
Legal name change
If you have legally changed your name since you first applied to university, you must submit a request for change of legal name to the registrar’s office.
The university uses your full legal name on its records, transcripts, and on graduation documents. Abbreviated or anglicized names should not be used unless they have been legalized with documentation.
To update your legal name follow the steps below:
Step 1: Fill out the legal name and gender designation change form.
Step 2: Submit the form with all the required documentation by fax or in person to the Registrar's Office.
Currently only three sex designation options, M, F and Non-binary (which include Two-spirited, Transgender, Transsexual and Intersex) are available within the aurora system, and are collected and recorded for statistical purposes only.
University records require one of these binary choices for statistical purposes and to comply with provincial reporting requirements. This information is not disclosed on transcripts, diplomas or class lists.
To update your gender designation, fill out the legal name and gender designation change form.
Other things to consider
While the UM allows students to change portions of their biographical information on their student record. It's important to be aware of the implications of these changes:
Student ID card
Student ID cards are often used to verify identity at examinations and other University services. It is recommended that you change your name and photo on your student ID, by submitting your request for a new photo ID Card.
You can explore options for housing accommodations with a Residence Life Coordinator to find the best fit for your specific needs, contact the student residences office to book an appointment.
If you would like to update your information held at their office, send an email to the student residences office with the changes you want made to your record.