Access & Personal Information

Important First Steps - 
  • Activate your NetID 
    Your NetID is a unique identifier that allows you to access online resources and your EliApps e-mail account. Please note that it takes two days, after you matriculate, for your NetID to be ready for you to retrieve and activate. Go to the NetID page for instructions on how to retrieve and activate your Net id.
  • Access your EliApps email account 
    Once you have retrieved and activated your NetID, please go to EliApps to set up your email account. All communications from Yale College will be sent to your EliApps account. 
  • Access your Yale Connect account
    Once you have retrieved and activated your NetID, please set up your Yale Connect account so that you can get started in the Yale College community.
  • Housing and Advising Form,  Deadline May 5, 2018
    The information you provide will be used to assign you to a residential college, to your suitemates, and to your first-year counselor.
    Click here at noon on June 27, 2018, to find your residential college, room, roommate and first-year counselor assignment.
  • Upload your photo ID, Deadline May 31, 2018
    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, libraries, recreational facilities and other University buildings and services. 
  • Family Information Form, Deadline July 1, 2018
    Provides Yale College with essential family information. The information from this form will be used by the Office of Development for communications, event invitations, fundraising, and opportunities to engage with the Yale alumni and parent community.
  • Office of the Chaplain Religious Information Form, Deadline July 1, 2018
    The information gathered from this form is used to keep current on the religious diversity at Yale in order to offer support as broadly as possible to the community. It is shared with groups authorized by the Office of the University Chaplain. 
  • Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale Form, Deadline May 5, 2018
    Please complete if you are an observant Jewish student for whom electronics to enter a dormitory or residential college on the Sabbath and holidays poses a problem. 
Changing Your Address and Contact Information 

It is important that we have your emergency contact information, current permanent home address, home telephone, and cell phone number. If your information changes before May 21, please go to your Yale Admissions Status portal and update your contact information there. If your information changes after May 21, use the Student Information Systems to update this information.