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Information You Cannot Update Here

To specify e-mail forwarding, go to

Public information with Source listed as "from Personnel" is maintained by the Boston University Office of Personnel. This information is updated every Wednesday; changes display in the Directory by Friday. Administrative information about departments is updated annually.

  • Faculty and Staff: Update your name, office address, office phone number, home address, and emergency contact information on the Employee Link. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Personnel at 617-353-2972.
  • Students: Update your directory address information on the Student Link Personal Info page.

Information You Can Update Here

Information Systems and Technology maintains your account information and optional data. You can change:
  • Whether you wish to publish your e-mail address.
  • Your home page address and whether you publish it.
  • Whether your are listed on a index page.
  • How the spam-tagging services tag your e-mail messages.
  • How Microsoft Exchange servers in Boston University's Active Directory display your name.
  • Additional optional information.

All changes you make are effective immediately, except changes to the listing. index pages are updated 4 times a day: at midnight, 6 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m.

To Update Your Entry

The login button below will open a new browser window so you can view these instructions along side the page you will modify.
  1. Click the button below to begin (requires BU login name and Kerberos password authentication).

  2. After successful WebLogin authentication you will be able to make changes.

  3. Make your necessary changes in the appropriate sections. If you are leaving the University, you should go to to specify where your e-mail should be forwarded.

  4. When you have entered the changes, click any of the Submit buttons. To revert all data to the your current directory data click any of the Reset buttons.

  5. You will be shown a confirmation page that displays the changes you are requesting. When you have verified the changes that you request, click Commit Changes to submit the changes and make them effective. To correct mistakes or to make adjustments prior to committing the changes click the Edit button. To cancel your changes and end the process, click Cancel.
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  IT Help Center | IS&T | May 12, 2010  
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