Branford College was part of the original Memorial Quadrangle complex built when Yale adopted the Residential College system. It was modeled after the Gothic structures of Oxford University in England and was named after the town where Yale’s predecessor “Collegiate School” was founded. The ten books shown in Branford’s Coat of Arms represent the ten ministers who pooled together their books and resources to found the school.

We are Branford

Dining at Branford is an inviting and satisfying experience. Take in the large, vaulted hall and grand fireplace as you make your way to a variety of delicious and healthy specialties within the servery. Mark your calendars: you won’t want to miss Branford’s culinary traditions – including Cheese Night, Fabulous Pancake Fridays, “Fruit of the Week” Night – and more!

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Dining Team

Branford dining team member at work.

Our team is dedicated and spirited– always proud to serve its Branfordians and guests!

Management Team