Modified Hours of Operation
Spring 2021 Hours - Coming Soon
Locations & Access
- Services in dining locations are only accessible through pre-authorization and approved access by University and building authorities.
- Residential Dining: All residential college dining halls will be open for service for meal plan holders. Dining hall access is restricted to residents of those particular colleges only.
- Restaurants & Café’s: Designated retail locations will be open for lunch, providing meal deals (a la carte offerings not available at this time). To support the health and safety of our community, Yale Hospitality will provide meal services to those individuals who have authorized access to be on-campus, and have authorized access to be in the respective building. In order to access meals, please purchase a lunch meal plan via the Yale Hospitality mobile app (via Transact Mobile Ordering).
Safety & Sanitation
Our team has enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of food preparation and serving areas in dining locations, handwashing, use and frequent change of masks and gloves to follow CT State and CDC guidelines. It is required that all guests:
- Use masks/face coverings at all times while on Yale University campus
- Adhere to all compliance requirements and directional signage while moving throughout the dining location
- Follow entrance points, marked by directional signage and instructions
- Use hand sanitizing and/or hand-washing stations at the entrance of each dining location
- Practice social distancing by allowing for a 6-ft. physical distance between each person and seat, supported by reduced seating capacity and plexiglass barriers
- Utilize self-sanitation stations available (sanitizer and clean towel, 2 stations per location) to additionally clean before and after using the seating area
- Follow exit points (separate from entry points), marked by directional signage and instructions
- Maintain ongoing compliance monitoring, reporting and modification to operational procedures as necessary
All residential meals will transition from self-serve / “all you care to eat” to a served model. All retail cafés will suspend self-service items, such as utensils and condiments, to reduce opportunities of person-to-person transmission and cross-contamination of surfaces. Available dining options will include: SmartMeals (healthy, delicious & conveniently packaged meals) are available for pre-order, pick up and take-out Order SmartMeals.
- Meal plans have been modified to reflect service standards. Learn more
- Grab-N-Go, Take-Out options and Pre-Ordered meals in all dining locations
- Varied nutritious and delicious options with an emphasis on health and wellness at each meal period. View Menus
- Continued support and provisions for those with dietary restrictions and allergies
- Phased Catering plan will begin with drop-off service of individually packaged items and, when appropriate, additional services will be provided quarantine
Isolation & Quarantine
Students required to isolate will be provided meal kits from Yale Hospitality upon arrival, in coordination with the appropriate parties. Kits will encompass a selection of meals, snacks, beverages, serveware and utensils to be used during the isolation period. For more information and to pre-order additional meals, please visit SmartMeals Mobile Ordering.
Contact Quarantine Meal Delivery Process
In the event the students are asked to quarantine themselves within residential colleges and their rooms – during this current reactivation phase, Yale Hospitality will provide meal delivery services to these students. Our team will reach out to students, provide them with meal options and ask them to fill out a form where they can make choices regarding their food. Subsequently, between our team and students, this will assure timely delivery and access for our staff. Should restrictions evolve, additional services will be provided in support.
In developing the reactivation plan for these operations, we have complied with the CDC, State of Connecticut, City of New Haven, and Yale University’s academic and research committee assumptions and best practices in setting up our operating principles and guidelines. Please visit Yale University’s COVID-19 resource for more information.