Make sure you keep your addresses up to date as soon as you become aware of any changes. Below is a chart of the different addresses we may have on file for you, and how those addresses are used.

Change Your Address
Current Students

If you’re a current student, you can use the Student Center to update your address electronically.

  • Here's what you do »
    1. Go to the Student Center. (via One.IU)
    2. Click the Start button.
    3. Login to CAS using your network Username and Password (if prompted).
    4. From the Student Center, scroll down to the Personal Information section.
    5. Review the address displayed in the Contact Information box.
    6. Click on the address type to be added or updated.
    7. Click on the green Edit button to update an existing address.
    8. Click on the Add a New Address button to add an address to a different address type.
    9. Enter the address information. Click OK.
    10. Select the appropriate address type from the box on the right. Do not select an existing type, as indicated with an asterisk.
    11. If appropriate, change the date to reflect the first date for the new address.
    12. If adding a LOCAL address, select the appropriate housing code.
    13. Click Save.

    If a housing type can be deleted, you’ll see a green Delete button displayed in the far right column.

Former Students

If you’re a former student who has not been enrolled in any classes for two consecutive terms and whose computing accounts have been disabled, please submit your address change through our secure contact form. For Topic, select Update Name or Profile under the Student Records heading.

Address Update Deadlines

If you’re trying to change your address to receive a certain document, use the following deadlines to guide your requests.

Bursar refund checks: 14 days prior to the first day of classes
Address Type Summary

In the Student Center, you'll encounter different types of addresses that IU uses to contact you for different reasons. Below is a quick (but not necessarily exhaustive) field guide to the most commonly requested address types and the sorts of things they're used for.

Address Type Description Used for Can I update this in Self-Service?
Student Home

Your permanent address, where mail will always reach you, usually a parent’s address. This is the only address reflected on your permanent record.

Diplomas, Commencement, Honors Convocation, Transcripts, International Students to maintain J1 SEVIS Immigration compliance



Your nonresidence hall address, where you live this semester while attending IU.
If you live in Bloomington university residence halls or university apartments, you should not provide a local address. Residential Programs and Services (RPS) will do this for you by updating your Student Housing address.

Financial aid refund checks, Enrollment info, Mailings, International Students to maintain F1 SEVIS Immigration compliance


Student Housing

This is your residence hall or university apartment address. Supplied by RPS based on your signed housing contract, and used in place of local address.

Financial aid refund checks, Enrollment info, enrollment bulletin, mailings, International Students to maintain F1 or J1 SEVIS Immigration compliance

No. Used for display only


Mailing address is used only by the Office of Admissions prior to your enrollment at IU.

Admissions info, First Year Experience



IU employee home address. Changes to this address must be submitted to Human Resources. Academic employees should submit address changes to Faculty Records in Bryan Hall 016.

Benefits, Human Resource info

Update but not delete


By request, if diploma is to be sent to address other than Student Home.

Special diploma considerations.