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Communication with the University

This includes:

Name changes. Students should promptly report any name change. This can be done by going to, completing an Information Update form and returning the form to the Registrar’s Office, Administration Building, Room 110. Evidence of the official name change, such as a certified copy of a court order, a marriage certificate, or a dissolution decree reflecting the new name in full, is required.

Note: Individuals who are, or were at any time, employed by the university (even as a student employee) must report a name change to the Department of Human Resource Services, Campus School, Room 120, (208) 426-1616 (documentation requirements may differ).

Address changes. Whenever Boise State policies or procedures call for a university office to send written notification to a student, that obligation is fulfilled when that office mails the notification to the student’s last address on record. Past students may update their address in person, by e-mail to, or by sending in a change-of-address card from the post office to the Registrar’s Office, Administration Building, Room 110. Currently enrolled students must update address information on myBoiseState under the Student Center. Under personal information section, select Addresses.

Monitoring assigned Boise State email. Boise State policy #2280 says, in part, that Boise State “may send communications to students by email to their Boise State email address. This includes communications intended to meet the academic and administrative needs of Boise State, including business that is critical to the operation and function of Boise State.” Email can forward mail from a Boise State email address to another email address. However, this is not recommended because forwarded email may be lost or blocked. Note that problems with forwarded email do not absolve students of responsibilities associated with university communications sent to their university email addresses. The expectation is that students will receive, read and, when necessary, respond to email from Boise State.