General Information

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Yale 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 transportation facilities, the YSPH buildings, dormitories, and other facilities and services.

In order to have your University ID card ready for you upon your arrival on campus, you will be requested to 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, 2016 by going to

Yale Email
As a Yale student you are provided with an email account that University offices will use to send you important information. This email account becomes available when you activate your NetID and it is important that you check it frequently.

As a student at YSPH, you will have an EliApps email account. Your email can be accessed at (click on the EliApps link). You will be redirected to a page where you will enter your NetID and password. Please note you will receive an email with your NetID once your Notice of Intention form and seat deposit have been processed.

International Students
International students must obtain their immigration paperwork from the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS). In order to begin the process of obtaining immigration documents, international students must submit a financial certification form and provide proof of finances to YSPH. The financial certification document and more information about this process can be found on the international student financial aid webpage.
OISS serves as a resource for immigration-related matters throughout international students’ time at Yale. The office’s website has useful information for new international students coming to Yale.  

Textbook information is available on the Yale Bookstore website. Faculty will also post textbook and reading information on the course management website (Classes*v2) at the beginning of the term.

Stay Connected
As a reminder, you can connect with other newly admitted and current students on the Class of 2018 Facebook group. Admission staff will also be on the page answering questions and posting information. You will be added to the YSPH Class of 2018 email list prior to the start of the fall term as well. 

We also encourage you to download the Yale iPhone or Android app to stay connected to everything going on around campus with news, events, photos, videos and more.