The Registrar is the Head of the registry and the Chief Administrative Officer of the University.

1. He/She is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day administration of the University.
2. He/She is also the Secretary to Council, Senate and Congregation.

The Registry handles all Senate, Establishments, Development, Administration, exams and records, and Students Affairs matters; contracts, liaison issues, supplies, legal and property as well as immigration matters. It is composed of the following Divisions.

Student's Affairs Division

It deals with all matters relating to students' welfare in the University, including liaison with the National Youth Service Corps Directorate and Alumni Associations of the University of Calabar. The unit is headed by the Dean of Students' Affairs who is an academic and he is assisted by a Deputy Registrar (Students affairs).

The current Dean is Professor Joseph Asor.

Establishment Division

It deals with all staff (Senior and Junior Establishments) matters.

Academic Division

It deals with matters relating to Senate, admissions, examinations and students' records.

Development Division

It provides secretarial services to various committees, namely, committee of Deans, senate committees and convocation committees.