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Location, Hours, & Contact Information

Uses of ID Card

General Identification

Location Hours of Operation
246 Church Street
M-F 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon;
      1:00 p.m. -   3:00 p.m.
Room 101
New Haven, CT 06511  
Contact Information Mailing Address
Tel: (203) 432-0165 P.O. Box 202137
Fax: (203) 432-8292 New Haven, CT 06520-2137
Email: id.center@yale.edu  

Medical School ID Center*
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT
Tel:  (203) 785-OPEN
Fax: (203) 737-4076

Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon; 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

*Medical School students, employees, faculty and staff should use the Medical School

General Identification

Your ID card identifies you as a member of the Yale University community. You should carry it at all times while you are on campus and present it, upon request, to University officials whose assigned responsibilities authorize them to seek proper identification.

Caring for your ID Card

Please treat your ID card with care. Holes, creases, and other damage will make the card inoperable. Do not bend the card or leave it in direct sunlight, near other sources of heat, or in contact with magnetic fields.

Uses of the ID Card

General Identification
Entry to Secured Areas

Access to:

Dining Services
Library Services

Access to:

Payne Whitney Gym (with payment of any appropriate fees)
Athletic Events
The Peabody Museum
Yale Shuttle Bus


Your photo, name, birth date (undergraduates only), card issue date, university personal identifier (UPI), system identification number (SID, Banner account holders only) and bar code are on the front of the ID card. The bar code is used for identification by Yale libraries.

One magnetic stripe on the back provides access to campus buildings and to Dining Services.

Undergraduates and others requiring access to secured areas, such as residential college gates, have IDs that contain a proximity antenna, which opens the locks in those areas.

New ID Cards (First Time Card Bearers)

NEW (first-term) STUDENTS:  ID Cards will be prepared prior to arrival on campus and distributed by the Office of Registrar during registration.  For details regarding photo submission, including electronic upload of your photo, go to http://www.yale.edu/idphotoupload.  (NOTE:  This web site is for NEW STUDENTS only.)

If you are a new student and did not submit a photo prior to your arrival on campus, please see your Registrar to obtain an Authorization to Issue ID Card.  Bring this Authorization to the ID Center along with a government-issued photo ID to obtain your Student ID Card.

New employees/faculty should go to the ID Center on or after your start date to obtain your Yale ID.

The University requires one of these forms of identification when obtaining a Yale University ID card at the ID Center. NOTE: Name on government authorized ID cards must match the name in Yale's database (no nicknames).

Passport (USA or International)
Driver's License (USA Only)
State Issued (Non-driver) ID
US Military ID
INS ID (Green card)

Replacement cards

Lost, stolen or damaged ID cards should be reported immediately to the Yale Security Department at 57 Lock Street, (203) 785-5555.

Replacement cards are available at the ID Card Center during normal business hours. During non-business hours, please call Yale Security at (203) 785-5555 to arrange for a temporary ID Card.

To obtain a replacement ID card, you must go in person to the ID Center. For security reasons, some other form of photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport, is required (see list above).

When an ID card is lost, stolen, or no longer functions, the ID Center issues a replacement card with the photograph on record.

Malfunctioning ID cards that are returned to the ID Center are replaced at no charge. Lost, stolen, or deliberately damaged cards are replaced at a fee of $20 or $5, depending on card type (proximity or standard).