Dining Halls Operating Schedule 2018-2019

Meal Plans are in effect only during the academic session.

Operating schedules for all dining facilities are based on the academic calendar for Yale College or the respective graduate school.

Dining Hall Hours

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Dining Hall Hours


Continental Breakfast

TD / Franklin / Pierson / Davenport / JE / Grace Hopper / Berkeley / Trumbull

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.*

*Davenport closes at 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast in Grace Hopper, Ezra Stiles, Morse ONLY 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Hot Breakfast

Silliman / Ezra Stiles / Morse / Branford / Saybrook / Pauli Murray

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.*

*All colleges open for hot breakfast offer continental breakfast from 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Davenport: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Grace Hopper: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Trumbull: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00.p.m.

Brunch in all Colleges               11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Monday - Thursday

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Ezra Stiles and Morse 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday - Sunday

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Fall Semester 2018

All Yale College Dining Halls

Tuesday, August. 28

Residential dining halls open for the fall semester with all Yale Dining Halls open for lunch (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.).

First-Year dinner will take place in each residential college (6:00 p.m.)

Upper-level students BBQ will take place at Old Campus (5:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.)

Wednesday, August 29

Residential dining halls open for all meals beginning with breakfast (8 - 11 a.m.). 

hot breakfast (7:30 - 10:30 a.m.) in Branford, Saybrook, Ezra Stiles, Morse and Silliman colleges. 

Monday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day)

Residential dining halls are open for brunch (11:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.) and dinner (5 - 7 p.m.)

Continental breakfast in Ezra Stiles, Morse and Hopper (8:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m.)

Sunday, October 14

Fall Fest at Old Campus (11:00 am - 2:00pm)

Stiles and Morse are open for brunch (11:00am - 1:30pm). All other dining halls are closed for brunch due to Fall Fest at Old Campus.

Fall Break

Wednesday, October 17 -

Saturday, October 20 


Hopper, Timothy Dwight, Trumbull, Silliman, Ezra Stiles and Morse will be open during Fall Break. The hours of operation are as follows:

Hopper, TD and Trumbull:

              brunch (11:00am - 1:30pm)

              dinner (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

Silliman and ESM:

              continental breakfast (8:00am-10:30am)

              brunch (11:00am - 1:30pm)

              dinner (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

Sunday, October 21

Silliman and ESM:

              continental breakfast (8:00am-10:30am)

              brunch (11:00am - 1:30pm)

              dinner (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

Hopper, TD, Trumbull, Davenport, JE, Pierson:

              brunch (11:00am - 1:30pm)

              dinner (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

Berkeley, Branford, Saybrook, Franklin, Pauli Murray:

              dinner (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

Friday, November 16

All Dining Halls close after dinner

Durfees closes at 5pm

Saturday, November 17 

Harvard vs Yale Football

Saturday, November 17 - Wednesday, November 21

Branford and Saybook are open for brunch and dinner

    brunch (11:00am - 1:30pm)

    dinner (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

November 19- 21

Thain: 9am-3pm

Durfees: 9am-5pm

HC Cafe: 7.30am-5pm

Café Med: 7:30am – 3pm

Divinity: 8am – 2pm

KBT: 8am-3pm

November 22 - 24

All Dining Halls are closed

All Retail Locations are closed

Sunday, November 25 ALL dining halls reopen with dinner (5:00pm - 7:00pm)
Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8

First-year Holiday Dinner

Holiday Dinner in colleges for upper-level students

Saturday, December 15 

ESM, Silliman, Branford, and Saybrook will be open for hot breakfast (7:30 - 10:30am)

All other dining halls open regular Saturday schedule - Brunch (11:00am - 1:30pm) and Dinner (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

Tuesday, December 18 

All dining halls close after dinner, except Berkeley, Davenport, Franklin and Pauli Murray

Tuesday, December 18 - Wednesday, December 19

Davenport, Berkeley open:

              continental breakfast (8:00am-10:30am)

              lunch (11:30 am - 1:00 pm)

              dinner (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Franklin and Pauli Murray open:

              lunch (11:30am - 1:00pm)

              dinner (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

Thursday, December 20 - Jan. 5

All dining halls closed for the holiday break

    West Campus closes at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 21

    Café Med, KBT Café, and Health Center Café close at 3:00 pm on Friday, December 21

    Thain Family Café closes at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, December 19

    Health Center Café reopens Sunday, January 2

    KBT Café, Becton Café, and Thain Family Café reopen on Monday, January 14

Spring Semester 2019

All Yale College Dining Halls

Sunday, January 13

Davenport, Franklin, Pauli Murray, JE, Silliman, ESM open with brunch (11:00am - 1:30pm)

ALL dining halls open for the Spring Semester with dinner (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

Monday, January 21 (MLK Day)

Hopper, Stiles and Morse are open for continental breakfast (8:00am – 10:30am), brunch (11:00am – 1:30pm) and dinner (5:00pm – 7:00pm)

All other dining halls are open for brunch (11:00am. – 1:30pm) and dinner (5:00pm – 7:00pm)

Friday, March 8

All units closed after lunch

Pierson, Trumbull, Hopper, Franklin and Murray open for dinner (5:00pm - 7:00pm)

Saturday, March 9 -

Saturday, March 23

All residential dining closed for spring recess

Pierson open: Saturday 9th March - Saturday 16th March

Trumbull open: Sunday 17th March - Saturday 23rd March

Sunday, March 24

Branford reopens with hot breakfast (8 - 10:30am)

Stiles, Morse, and Saybrook reopen with brunch (11:00am - 1:30pm)

All other dining halls reopen with dinner (5:00 - 7:00pm)

Friday, April 19 All retail locations (including the School of Management) will be closed
Saturday, April 27 

Spring Fling      4:30pm - 6:30pm at Old Campus

Grace Hopper, Stiles and Morse are open for breakfast (8am – 10:30 a.m.)

All colleges are open for brunch (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Stiles and Morse are open for dinner (5 – 7 p.m.) - all other dining halls are closed for dinner

Monday, April 29 Senior dinner Silliman, Branford & Saybrook, Davenport
Tuesday, April 30

Senior dinner: TD, Berkeley, JE, Pierson, Stiles & Morse

Thursday, May 1

Senior dinner: Grace Hopper, Trumbull (will close at 1:30 p.m.), Franklin, Pauli Murray

Berkeley will remain open for lunch until 3:00 p.m. 

Saturday, May 5

Stiles, Morse, Branford and Silliman open for hot breakfast (8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.)

Grace Hopper open for continental breakfast (8:00a.m. - 10:30a.m.)

All dining halls are open for brunch (11:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.) and dinner (5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.)

Wednesday, May 8

All dining halls open for breakfast and lunch

Berkeley, Branford, Saybrook, Silliman, Timothy Dwight open for dinner 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Becton Cafe closes for the semester

Thain Family Cafe closes for the semester

Thursday, May 9 All dining halls closed
Friday, May 10 Divinity closes for the semester
Monday, May 20

Durfee’s open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Health Center Cafe summer hours begin, 7:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21

KBT summer hours begin, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cafe Med summer hours begin, 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Evan’s Hall Cafe summer hours begin 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.