Yale University is a 318-year old institution where the dining halls have traditionally served as an important part of campus social life. The 14-residential college system is a special part of Yale’s storied history and a unique living experience for students, who call their assigned college home during their time at Yale. Each college has its own dining room, dining traditions and residential community within — creating a gathering place for students, faculty, and staff. While many students enjoy a majority of their meals in their own college, they are not required to do so. When they do, they are joined at mealtime by the Heads of College, Deans and Resident Fellows who reside in that college.
Every residential dining kitchen is overseen by a culinary team which includes accomplished cooks, a Culinary Excellence Manager, and a Guest Experience Manager. Breakfast through dinner provides an impressive range of options that change daily, with thoughtful accommodations made for dietary needs. Our menus celebrate the cultural diversity of our campus community, with an accent on small batch cooking, innovative and authentic recipes, and sustainability.