Buy Eli Bucks

Enjoy Great Food & Big Savings with Eli Bucks!

This is a Points plan that eliminates the need to carry cash and provides convenient campus dining in comfortable academic environments with friendly service, delicious fresh food, lots of variety and handy locations.

Use your Eli Bucks at any of the following retail locations and receive a 10% discount at time of purchase:

  • Café Med at the Yale Medical School
  • The Café at the Divinity School
  • Durfee’s Sweet Shoppe
  • Steep located on Science Hill
  • Thain Family Cafe
  • Ground at Becton

Eli Bucks may be used to purchase full meals in any of our 14 residential dining halls. However, please be advised that due to college security protocol, Yale College access is limited to those who are accompanied by someone with access to the undergraduate college.


Eli Bucks may be purchased in any amount at any time during the semester. Purchases may be charged to Amex, Master, Visa or Discover Credit Cards. Eli Bucks remain good as long as you have a valid Yale University ID.

Voluntary Eli Bucks (those purchased not part of a meal plan) balances are refundable if your affiliation/employment with the University ends. There is a $25 fee for processing refund requests. Customers who receive refunds will be ineligible for future purchases. Contact us at for further assistance.