Important Message for New Undergraduate Students

April 13, 2020

Photo Required for Yale University ID Card

Yale University requires that all students be issued an official Yale University photo identification card. You will need this card to gain access to residential colleges, dormitories, dining halls, transportation, facilities, libraries, and other services. 

In order to have your University ID card ready for you upon your arrival to campus, you must electronically submit a color passport photo. If a passport photo is not possible, you may submit a color snapshot showing a full front view of your head and shoulders. You will also have the option of mailing a photo in lieu of an electronic upload. Please submit all photos no later than May 31, 2020 by going to the Yale Photo ID web page.

If you have any questions concerning the ID photo upload process, please call 203-432-0165 or email

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