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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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:
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.
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.