Lost/Stolen/Damaged Card

Lost or stolen ID cards should be immediately reported to Yale University Security at (203) 785-5555.

If your card has been lost or stolen, you may obtain a replacement ID/Access/Student card at the ID Center. The fee for a lost or stolen ID card is $20 for cards with a proximity chip (used for door access) or $5 for magnetic stripe only cards. Payment can be made in the form of check or credit/debit card (Mastercard, Visa or Union Pay). Students also have the option of charging the lost card fee to their student account.

During non-business hours, temporary ID/Access/Student cards are available to students (only) by calling Security at (203) 785-5555. If you are issued a temporary ID/Access/Student card, please bring the temporary card with you to the ID Center to obtain your replacement ID.

Note: For your protection, once a card is replaced, the original card cannot be reactivated. If you find the original card, please promptly destroy it as it can no longer be used nor can it be turned in for a subsequent replacement. 

If your card has been inadvertently damaged or is no longer functioning, please bring the damaged card to the ID Center for a replacement. As long as you return the damaged card, there is no cost for the replacement.  Note, however, that the ID Center reserves the right to charge a replacement fee for any cards that appear to be intentionally damaged or defaced.