With a new semester, it is a good time for you to review the information in your student portal to ensure all information is up to date. This includes your current address (home or local), FERPA designations, emergency contact information, and parent information.
The FERPA designation authorizes the university to speak with parents, guardians, or someone else regarding your education record, which can include grades, billing, and student conduct. You have the ability to select which information you authorize the university to share with specific individuals.
Emergency contact information is who you authorize the university to contact in the event of an emergency situation. Typically, this is a parent/guardian, relative, or significant other.
The parent information is important for any external announcements the university makes regarding the dean’s list, honors awarded, graduation announcements, etc. The information needs to be entered under “Edit Profile” (click on the down arrow next to your photo.)
Please include the name, address, phone, and email of each parent, in the event that Saint Mary’s needs to contact them regarding the external announcement or event.