Information for Non-Yale Students

Your Yale NetID

Beginning April 10, our office will be sending admitted students email messages containing your Yale NetID, activation PIN and instructions. You will need to activate your NetID in order to access important information online before Summer Session begins.

**Please note that you must activate your Yale NetID before accessing the ID card photo upload page or the ClassesV2 system described below.**

Your Yale Student ID Card

In order to have your University ID card ready for you upon your arrival on campus, we request that you electronically submit a color passport photo.  Beginning April 10, please visit the ID card center web page for instructions:  If you are unable to submit a photo electronically, you may mail one to the ID center by following the instructions on the same web site.

Students studying in Session A are requested to please submit photos by May 1 in order to guarantee adequate processing time; June 1 for Session B and the English Language Institute. 

The Classes*v2 System

Your Professor may use the Classes*v2 system to post course information, or to send you email notifications, and you will need to register your email address in order to receive these communications.  To do so please follow these instructions: 

  • Log in at
  • You'll notice in the top left corner of the screen a notice that reads "Please Set Your Email Address."
  • Click on that notice and provide your email address, then click "Change Address."
  • Within 24 hours your email address will be registered in the system and you will receive any emails sent by your instructor.
  • Please email with any questions or problems

Please note that some instructors choose not to use Classes*v2 so if you do not see a tab for the course(s) in which you are enrolled, your instructor is not using the system.

Email & Communications

Yale does not provide email accounts to summer students. You may check your web based email on any Yale computer. If you do not currently have a web-based email account, you may wish to sign up for free, web-based email such as Yahoo or Gmail.

Please visit and Like our Facebook pages to receive updates, photos and more. Feel free to post questions or pertinent information. We hope to see you on Facebook soon.

Yale Summer Session on Facebook

English Language Institute on Facebook


There are a number of computing “clusters” that offer Windows and Macintosh computers with a variety of software and full Internet access. Standard cluster computers require your NetID and password. Please refer to the YSS Student Handbook for the locations of computing clusters open during the summer.

Students living on campus can connect to Yale’s network with your personal computer from your dorm room with an Ethernet connection or on Yale’s wireless network. Your residential college has a small computer room that is open 24 hours a day. Access to the residential computing facilities is restricted to those living on campus.