Updating Your Personal Information in Workday


Saint Joseph's University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels valued and respected. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve diversity and inclusivity within our organization, we encourage your voluntary participation in collecting demographic data, including race/ethnicity, gender identity, veteran status/military service, disability status, chosen name, and pronouns. This information will be used to help us understand the diversity within our community as we work to identify opportunities where we need to deepen a sense of belonging and to ensure that our policies, practices, and programs are fair and equitable for all employees.

You are also able to update your chosen/preferred name and pronouns in Workday. Please see the "Related Articles" for instructions on how to update those items.

Updating Your Personal Information in Workday

  1. In the Workday app menu, go to the "Personal Information" app 
    • screenshot of the app menu with the Personal Information app circled
  2. In the "Change" menu on the next screen, click on "Personal Information"
    • Screenshot of the Personal Information app page with the change personal information task circled
  3. Once inside the task, you will see a pencil icon next to each section. Click on the pencil for any section you would like to edit
    • Screenshot of race/ethnicity personal information with the pencil edit icon circled
  4. Once the section is open, you will be able to choose from a drop-down list for that item by clicking on the empty box. When you have finished, click on the check to finalize your selection
    • Screenshot of changing the race/ethnicity, with the search box circled and the check mark circled
    • Please note: Updating your Marital Status does NOT kick off a benefits life event. To change your benefits due to a change in marital status, please review the instructions on the related article linked on the sidebar. 
  5. When you are finished, click the blue "Submit" button at the bottom of the page to complete your changes.


If you have any issues, please submit a Workday ticket here.