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Summary of Changes for 2020/21 Calendar
University of Calgary Calendar 2020-2021 Academic Regulations B. Registration B.16 Personal Information
B.16 Personal Information

Personal information is collected as part of a students record, and is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It is required to notify you of information relevant to your studies at the University of Calgary. If you have questions about the collection or use of this information please contact the Office of the Registrar:

Students are required to inform the University of changes in personal information. This includes changes to contact information, name, citizenship, etc.

Students can change their preferred name, address, phone number or alternative email address through their Student Centre. Students who wish to change their legal name or citizenship/immigration status must provide approved documentation. For a list of approved documentation visit A Change of Personal Information form is available at

It is also to the student's benefit to maintain up-to-date contact information at the University after graduation.

Preferred Name

Students can choose to use a preferred name, rather than their primary or legal name, to be used across many university systems (e.g., class lists). The use of a preferred name is optional. If you do not enter a preferred name, your primary/legal name will be the default name used. You can review and update your preferred name through your student centre at

Mis-use of the preferred name will be reviewed by the Student Conduct office. Mis-use includes,
but is not limited to, frequent name changes, impersonating another individual or the use of offensive words.

Emergency Contact

To support your safety and well-being students must provide an emergency contact through their Student Centre. This is essential should an emergency arise.