Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information

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

Directory/Public Information

  • Student's name.
  • 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 may withhold their telephone numbers from public release by designating their records as Directory Confidential. This may be done by either submitting a Directory Confidential Update Form to the Office of the University Registrar or selecting the option upon admission to the university in MyAdmissions. Email addresses are also restricted when a student is Directory Confidential, however, they will still appear in the Campus Directory unless the student separately removes it from that system.

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.