Update Your Student Data

Email Address Change

Students may update their preferred email address by editing their profile on Penn Directory. Through Penn Directory, students can also control which contact information is made available to other members of the Penn community.  

Address Change

The Student Records System (SRS) records the address and telephone information listed below. Students may update any of this information using the Addresses link on Penn InTouch.

Permanent  Address A current permanent address is required for all students.
Local Address The address to be used when classes are in session. For students living in College Houses, this is updated automatically by College Houses & Academic Services. 
Temporary Address The address to be used over summer break or when a student is studying at another institution.  
Emergency Contact Address Contact information to be used in the event of an emergency involving the student. 
Parent 1 Address Address of the student’s parent or guardian.
Parent 2 Address Address of the student’s second parent or guardian.

Legal Name, Social Security Number, and Marital Status Changes 

The following changes require legal documentation to be provided to the Office of the University Registrar. A copy of the required documentation may be provided (1) in person, (2) by mail, or (3) via our Online Document Submission Form

Legal Name

Please provide these items:

  • Request for a Change of Legal Name form 
  • Court affidavit approving name change or two forms of ID with the new name such as state-issued Driver’s License or ID card, SSN card, etc.
  • Photo ID such as state-issued driver's license, passport, or PennCard (if available)
Social Security Number

Please provide these items:

  • Request for Social Security Number Change form
  • Copy of your Social Security Card
  • Photo ID such as state-issued driver's license, passport, or PennCard (if available)
Marital Status Change Provide your marriage license or divorce decree. If you are changing your name after a divorce, the divorce decree should indicate a change of name approval included as part of the decree. 

Preferred Name Change

To submit a preferred name designation request, please complete the Preferred Name Request FormThis process is specific to transgender, gender nonconforming, gender variant, and non-binary students who are requesting a name change. The completion of a preferred name request does not constitute a legal name change, and even once a preferred name is designated, a student's legal name will continue to be used on certain University documents.