Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin is one of Yale’s newest residential colleges, along with its sister college, Pauli Murray – both completed in 2017. 

While the colleges are designed to look as if you stepped back in time, modern amenities abound with a state-of-the-art fitness center, a dance and recording studio, and a black box theatre. The dining hall’s grand ceiling, chandeliers and large communal tables greet you upon entering the dining room, while pocketed alcoves provide a quieter atmosphere for a study break.

We are Benjamin Franklin

Dining at Benjamin Franklin beautifully blends tradition and modernity. Indulge in a variety of updated elements in the servery, highlighted by a daily featured bowl station, gourmet pizza (Benjamin Franklin is one of 5 dining halls with a stone hearth pizza oven), and soft-serve frozen yogurt machine. Ramen, bibimbap, salami and honey pizza – what more can you ask for? Memorable experiences and first-class dining await!

Modified hours are currently in effect. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Updates page.

Dining Team

Benjamin Franklin dining team at work.

Our team is dedicated – always there to support our Franklinites and guests!

Management Team