Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information

The term "directory/public information" means information contained in a student record that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. The following information has been designated by the campus as:

Directory/Public Information

  • Student's name.
  • Address (local and/or permanent).
  • Email address and telephone number(s).
  • Major field(s) of study (including major, minor, concentration, specialization, and similar designations).
  • Dates of attendance.
  • Grade level.
  • Enrollment status; (e.g., undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part time, number of enrolled course units).
  • Degrees and honors received.
  • Most recent previous educational institution attended.
  • Participation in officially recognized activities, including Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA), and the name, weight, and height of participants on ICA teams.

Students entering UC Davis for the first time can direct the Office of the University Registrar to withhold their addresses and telephone listings by marking their preference at UC Davis MyAdmissions.

Continuing students may prevent disclosures of their telephone numbers and/or addresses by submitting the Directory Confidential Update Form to the Office of the University Registrar.

Students may prevent disclosure of their email by visiting UC Davis Computing Account Services, and selecting the Change your directory information option.

Students may designate all information about themselves as confidential and withhold it from public disclosure by filing a request in person with the Office of the University Registrar in 3100 Dutton Hall. This level of restriction is rare and will require students to speak with a staff member in the Office of the University Registrar to fully understand the consequences of such an action. Once a student has designated their information as confidential, UC Davis cannot respond to requests for verification of student status or degrees, make public any honors, or include the student’s name in the commencement program without the student’s specific written consent.