Personal Information

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Need to update or view your personal information? Find out how to do it here.

Note: Remembering your RUID number, plus your NetID and password, will be helpful when you're a Rutgers University–Newark Student.

RUID Number (Also Known As the Student ID Number) 

Your RUID number ...

  • is an identifier for all Rutgers University students, except for Rutgers Biomedical Health & Sciences (RBHS) students, whose numbers begin with the letter A.
  • is a nine-digit number, using "00" in the 4th and 5th number positions.

If you don't know your RUID number, it's easy to find. Here's how:

Current Students

Former, Alumni, and Visiting Students (Attending Summer or Winter Sessions)

NetID

The university uses NetID and a secure password as a sign-on identifier instead of the student ID number. Students, faculty, and staff use NetID to log in to the following web systems:

  • PAC change (students)
  • Address update (students)
  • Transcripts and grades (student and faculty/staff views)
  • Class rosters (faculty and staff views)
  • Dean's view

Your NetID is the prefix before the @ in the rutgers.edu email address. You can also find your NetID at identityservices.rutgers.edu/netidquery.

Connect to your Scarletmail

After setting up your Net ID, you can connect to your ScarletMail. Below you will find many ways to get your email(s) connected:

Change/Correction of Name

To change or make a correction to your name, complete an online Change/Correction of Name application, which will require two forms of identification (ID) to be uploaded.

Note: At least one ID must be a valid government-issued photo ID.

Valid Government-Issued Photo IDs Accepted:

  • Domestic driver's license
  • Passport
  • Green card (permanent resident card)
  • Military ID

Other Supporting Documentation Accepted:

  • Notarized marriage certificate
  • Court ordering documenting a name change
  • Voter registration

For questions or concerns with Change/Correction of Name, please email: regsr@newark.rutgers.edu

Policy on Name Changes on Student Records

Student records are maintained in the name you provided on your Application for Admission form. In the interest of accuracy, validity, and legality, all official records compiled at the university must be consistent, and that includes your name.

For example, if you used a shortened version of your legal name (such as Sue for Susan or Tom for Thomas) in your initial application, or, if you did not include a middle initial and you would like your legal name printed on your diploma, you must complete an online Change/Correction of Name application before applying for graduation.

Preferred Name

If you wish to use a name other than your legal name, you can follow the steps in the link below for your preferred name to appear on electronic course management systems (Sakai,  Blackboard, Ecollege, Canvas, etc.), Class Rosters, and Student ID Cards.

Preferred Name Change online applcation

Address Change 

Note: Keep your permanent address current to ensure that your official mail is sent to the proper place.

To change your official permanent address used by Rutgers University offices, including the Offices of the Registrar, Dean, Student Accounts, and Housing, go to personalinfo.rutgers.edu

Or, if you wish to hand carry or mail your permanent address change, print out and complete the Address Update Form and mail or bring it to the following address:

Office of the Registrar, Rutgers–Newark
Blumenthal Hall, Room 309
249 University Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102

Restrict Online Information Displayed 

To change, update, or restrict the display of your student information in the Rutgers Online Directory (People Search Page), go to search.rutgers.edu/changes.shtml.

Still have questions about your Personal Information?

How do I change my name on my student records?
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To change your name, submit a Change of Name Form, along with two forms of identification (ID).

Note: At least one ID must be a valid government-issued photo ID.

Valid Government-Issued Photo IDs Accepted:

  • Domestic driver's license
  • Passport
  • Green card (permanent resident card)
  • Military ID

Other Supporting Documentation Accepted:

  • Notarized marriage certificate
  • Court ordering documenting a name change
  • Voter registration
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Can I use my nickname as my legal student name?
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No. Your legal student name must match your government-issued identification.

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How do I restrict my information that displays online?
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To restrict the information others can view about your student status, go to search.rutgers.edu/changes.shtml.

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Key Contacts

Blumenthal Hall309
249 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102

Please include your RUID# and full name in the email.