Change of Name, Address, or Contact Information
Change of Primary Name(Legal Name)
If your legal name has been changed, you will need to submit a Personal Information Change Request(PDF) along with the required documentation to the Office of the Registrar(window "R"). This process is for changing your "Primary Name" on your MySJSU. Please follow the instructions carefully. Students will not be able to change their Primary names via MySJSU. There are two ways to submit the request:
1) in person at window “R”(Office of the Registrar), in the Student Service Center(SSC). Please bring your SJSU ID.
2) mail it directly to the Registrar’s office at:
San Jose State University
Office of the Registrar
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0009
Setting up of Preferred Name
A preferred name is a name the student wishes to be commonly known as, if different from his or her legal first name. Current students can establish a “preferred name” by changing first and/or middle names on MySJSU. Students who are in the process of updating their gender and/or marital status may also change their last names. The student's preferred name will only be seen on Class Rosters and Grade Rosters. Tutorial on how to set up or update my preferred name on MySJSU(PDF).
Review Preferred Name Policy
Change of Address or Contact information
Students can update current contact information by logging into MySJSU or by submitting a Personal Information Change Request(PDF) to window “R”(Office of the Registrar), in the Student Service Center(SSC). Please bring your SJSU ID.
Helpful Tutorial for MySJSU: