Access Control & ID Center

The ID Center is responsible for the issuance and administration of all Yale University ID Cards  All students, faculty and staff of the University are required to obtain an ID card.  The ID Card identifies you as a current member of the Yale community and should be carried with you at all times while you are on campus. 

In addition to serving as identification, the ID card controls access to residential colleges, dining halls, libraries, recreational facilities and other University buildings and services. Building access is controlled by Yale Security Access Control in conjunction with the building administrator and/or registrar.

There are two University ID Centers, one located on central campus and the other at the medical school.

Access Control can be reached at (203) 432-OPEN or