How do I remove my name from WatIAM publications?

You may choose not to publish your name, address, and other contact information in the public directory. Your birth date, student and employee identifcation numbers aren't published under any circumstance – that's private data held within WatIAM.

You should be mindful of "Official Student Email Address." It is important that you have an email address listed in WatIAM and that you regularly check mail received at that address. Please visit the IST web page official student email address for more information.

The userid@uwaterloo.ca mail forwarding requires (currently) that even those who don't wish to be published in the campus directory are still available as a very brief entry with the minimal information required for the mail forwarding, e.g., email:userid@some.do.ma.in (uwuserid:j39smith).

Userid and names are often available in other locations – Unix password files, Nexus, and ADS active directory, course mailing lists, and so on.

Update your WatIAM data

  1. Visit
    • the Registrar's Office if you're an undergraduate student
    • Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs if you're a graduate student
  2. Drop off a letter that includes the following information:
    • complete name
    • University of Waterloo Student ID Number
    • statement requesting that the Registrar's Office or Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs remove your name from WatIAM
    • Your signature
    • Date signed

The appropriate office will remove your name from WatIAM.

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