Updating your Personal Information

Using the Personal Information Tile 

If you would like to make changes to your Personal Information, you will need to first click on the Personal Information tile. 

Person information icon; person wearing a blue shirt, with a pencil in the bottom right hand corner


Personal Details 

Using the personal details menu option you can view the names we have on file for you. All students have a Primary name in MyNEVADA which we pull from your application. You can add a preffered name and degree name to ensure your name is the way you would like it. To add a preferred or degree name, click the + button under the names section. This will open the Add Name screen: 

Add Name option in MyNEVADA with Preferred name selected

 

Once you have your preferred name the way you like, you can click Save. If you would like to add a degree name, you can follow the same steps as above. 


Contact Details 


Email

Under the Contact Details menu option on the left hand side you can update your email addresses and phone numbers. There are three different types of email addresses you can have on file:

Business - This email type is only for users who have an @unr.edu email address. 

Campus - This email type is for students with an @nevada.unr.edu email address. 

Home - This email type is for domains such as @gmail.com, @yahoo.com, @hotmail.com. This is the only email type you can edit. 

Please note: Student's can only have one preferred email address on file at a time.


To change which email address you would like to be your preferred, click the email type and check the Preferred check box under the email. 

 

Edit email selection in MyNEVADA, includes the email type, email address, and the preferred selection.


Phone

If your phone number is outdated, you may not receive important notifications from the university. Review the contact numbers that are on file and click the grey "+" sign to add addtional numbers. MyNEVADA will open a pop up window for you to type a phone number. Enter the required fields, and make sure to check the "Preferred" box on the bottom if you'd like the number listed as primary contact information. Remember to click [Save] when you're finished editing. You can only have one number selected as your preferred. 


MyNEVADA Add Phone pop up window


Address

If your address is outdated, you may not receive important notifications from the university. You may add multiple addresses if you have a home address and a separate mailing address. Review the addresses that are on file and click the grey "+" sign to add addtional addresses. MyNEVADA will open a pop up window for you to enter the information. Enter the required fields, and remember to click [Save] when you're finished editing. You can only have one home and mailing address on file at a time. To update the home or mailing address you can either click the grey "+" button, or the address selection itself to change the information on file. 


MyNEVADA add address pop up windwo



Emergency Contact

You may modify the listed individuals whom the University will contact in the event of the emergency. To update your emergency contacts, select the contact you would like to update. Required fields for an emergency contact are name, relationship, phone number and address. To add an additional contact than the ones listed - click the grey "+" button. You can only have one emergency contact listed as your preferred contact. 

MyNEVADA add contact window

 


Third Party Release 

The University does not allow access to, or the release of, education records or other personally identifiable information without the express consent of the student. In order for third parties (parent, spouse, etc.) to do certain transactions on your behalf, or inquire about your account, you must list each individual and identify what type of access they should have to your records. You may add or remove access at any time. Please not that it your responsibility to make sure that only those people you want to have access to your data are listed. 

To add a Third Party, first click on Third Party Release from the left menu navigation. Next, click the yellow "ADD Third Party Release" button. 

You will enter the name and phone number for the person you are designating. You will also enter a pass phrase, which can be numeric, a word, or a sentence. The Third Party must give the selected office the appropriate pass phrase before data can be released. To allow more than one office to release information to a specific person slick the + on the right. Once you have entered the required information and have assigned the offices for the Third Party, click Save. 

MyNEVADA Third Party Release Details window

To view or edit the details of the Third Parties that are currently listed, click the yellow "View/Edit Details" button next to the Third Party you would like to review. Here you can add or remove offices under a specific contact, or inactivate the contact entirely. 

MyNEVADA Third Party Release Details window


FERPA - Privacy Restrictions 

Under the regulations defined by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, you have chosen to restrict the following information from release.


To change your current FERPA disclosure setting, click on Privacy Restrictions menu option on the left hand side menu from your Personal Information tile. 

Privacy Restrictions menu option in MyNEVADA


Next, click on the Edit FERPA/Directory Restrictions button at the bottom of the page.

Edit FERPA/Directory Restrictions button in MyNEVADA; button is orange in color


To change your selection, click on the disclosure selection you would like to update to and hit Save to confirm. 

FERPA disclosure selection options in MyNEVADA with red box around the Save button at the bottom of the page

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Article ID: 87889
Created
Thu 9/26/19 3:57 PM
Modified
Wed 11/18/20 11:39 AM