The name on the student record should be the student's complete and legal name. In evaluating and processing all name changes, the University reserves the right to require adequate and appropriate documentation, as warranted.
A name change request may be processed through a signed request form or an official application for admission or employment at the University. Additional documentation is not required for name changes due to marriage, divorce, or for changes to or from a formal name or initial. Additional documentation is required to alter the order of name, to change the spelling, add a title, delete or hyphen to an existing name, or completely change name.
What is a Directory Information (D.I.) hold, and what restrictions does it apply to the use of my account?
No personally-identifiable information (except Directory Information) from a student's education records shall be disclosed without the prior written consent of the student except as otherwise provided by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, and Chapter 22 of the Code of Iowa. Such written consent must be signed and dated, must specify the record of information to be released, and the reason for requesting the release. Personally-identifiable information may be disclosed to other school officials who have been determined to have a legitimate educational interest. "Other school officials" are those persons employed by the University in teaching, research, advisory, or administrative positions who contribute to the information contai
A signed release is required to remove directory information holds; therefore, we are unable to lift the holds by phone. You may come to our office in person to have the holds removed, or you may do so electronically through your MyUNIverse account.