Biographical Maintenance

The Records & Research team traces lost alumni, records donor wishes regarding recognition and anonymity, reconnects grads who have lost touch with each another, verifies information and provides sign-on details to alumni who are having problems accessing the Carleton Café Online Community. The creation of new records and the adjustment of outdated records is, for the most part, performed by the Records & Research team of Advancement Services. They also ensure that activities, including event attendance, awards, and athletic team participation are recorded in Banner.


To provide staff with the opportunity to improve or upgrade their skills, members of Records & Research will assist with training in the following areas:

  • Basic attributes of the database
  • Biographical inquiry overview
  • How to look up constituents and organizations
  • Searching for giving history
  • Banner navigation help and keyboard shortcuts

Record Updates

Carleton employees may use this form to submit any address corrections or updated information about donors or alumni to Advancement Services in the Department of University Advancement

Duplicate Banner ID Merges

Use this form to submit duplicate Banner records that should be merged into one.