ID Cards

ID Center Hours

The Central ID Center is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. We are accepting walk-in visits but you also have the option to book an appointment.

Book an appointment to visit the ID Center.

The Medical School ID Center is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for walk-ins.

Please email or call 203-432-0165 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) for further information.

For assistance with access control, please email

Yale identification cards are given to new students, staff, and faculty and should be carried at all times. All students, full-time employees, most associates, fellows, spouses, and same-sex, civil union partners of students and employees are entitled to Yale ID cards. 

Identification cards are issued at two locations:

  • The Yale University School of Medicine, Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, CE-1 (203-785-4286)
  • The Yale Central ID Center, 57 Lock Street, (203-432-0165). To see locations of ID Centers on the Central and Medical Campuses, visit the Yale ID Center website.

To get ID access privileges to buildings or to request an ID card reader for your building, please contact your business office or a Security Systems Specialist at 203-432-OPEN.

Replacement Cards

Lost, stolen, or damaged ID cards should be reported immediately to the University Security Department at 57 Lock Street by calling 203-785-5555. Replacement cards are available at the ID Card Center during normal business hours. During non-business hours, temporary ID cards are available by calling Yale Security at 203-785-5555. A uniformed security officer will meet you in the Phelps Gate Archway to deliver your temporary access 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.

When an ID card is lost, stolen, or no longer functions, the ID Center issues a replacement card with the photograph on record. When a cardholder must get a new card type because of a change of status – for example, when a former student becomes a faculty member – the ID Center issues a replacement card with a new photograph.

Malfunctioning or accidentally damaged cards are replaced at no charge. Lost, stolen, or deliberately damaged cards are replaced at a fee of $20 for cards with gate and building access capability and $5 for other cards.