Eli Bucks

Cashless & Convenient

What are Eli Bucks? They’re dining dollar credits applied to your Yale University ID card. They give students and university staff a convenient way to purchase meals across the Yale campus and eliminate the need to carry cash or credit cards for that purpose. To use Eli Bucks, you simply present your University ID card at the time of purchase.

Enjoy many Eli Bucks benefits, including:

  • Campus-Wide
    Eli Bucks can be used at any of Yale Hospitality’s residential dining halls*, restaurants or cafés. Eli Bucks can be used to purchase complete meals or to supplement a student meal plan. 
  • 10% Discount
  • Using Eli Bucks automatically saves you 10% on your purchase at the point of sale of most Yale Hospitality campus locations (Discount is not valid at the School of Management, the Yale Golf Course or The Kosher Kitchen at Joseph Slifka Center).
  • Reload – Any Time
    Additional Eli Bucks can be purchased at any time, in any amount by active students, staff and faculty with a valid Yale University ID. If your status with the University does not change, your Eli Bucks will not expire, and will carry forward from year to year.
  • Purchase Securely
     Eli Bucks purchases can be completed by credit card, using our secure payment site – or online. Log in to the Eli Bucks secure portal to purchase, view your current balance, look up recent transactions or manage your account in other ways.

Questions? Please contact Yale Hospitality.

*Purchasing Eli Bucks does not grant gate access to residential colleges. To enter a college other than your own, you should be accompanied by a college resident student who can provide access.