Dear Yalies,

We hope you had a fun and rewarding summer! On behalf of the Yale Hospitality team, welcome – and welcome back – to your home away from home here at Yale. We can’t wait to see all of you!

Food Safety For All
First things first, we are underscoring the importance of food safety. As you get settled in and familiarize yourself with various dining locations, please be mindful of the allergens displayed on menus and avoid cross-contamination for your safety and that of your friends. When in doubt, always ask for what you need! Learn more about how our registered dietitians and chefs can meet with you one-on-one for customized support.
Take In the Experience
The first few weeks of arrival can be hectic but remember that we are here for you throughout the entire process. We have a ton of exciting foodie events and programs centered around food that is ‘better for you’ and ‘better for the planet.’  Stay tuned to your emails to learn more about upcoming opportunities. 
The meal periods and dining experience are core to student life at Yale. The 14 iconic residential dining locations, Commons at Yale Schwarzman Center, and various cafes provide many opportunities for you to immerse yourself in what residential education is all about – diversity, equity, inclusion, and ultimately, belonging at Yale. 
Nourishing You
This summer, a team of executive chefs and registered dietitians worked diligently on designing culturally inspired, nutritious, and delicious menus to promote health and wellness for people and the planet. 
There are so many more details we’d like to share with you. To get you started, explore the helpful tips below so you can dine with confidence as you get settled in. Please always feel free to share feedback with us. 

We are delighted to be part of your Yale experience!

Rafi Taherian
Associate Vice President, Yale Hospitality

Explore Meal Plans

  • Not sure you have the right meal plan? Hear from some current students on what works best for them and why! With 14 dining halls and 10+ cafes on campus, there are so many options to choose from - and we’re always here to help.
  • Need to make a change? Students have the opportunity to update Fall 2022 semester meal plans until September 9 via the Student Information System (SIS) page.

Fall Opening Schedule

Aug 25: Silliman and Berkeley open for sophomores, juniors and seniors, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner  

Aug 27: Davenport and Pierson also open for sophomores, juniors and seniors, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Aug 28: All 14 dining halls open for all students in any college, Continental Breakfast, Brunch, and Dinner 

Aug 29

  • All 14 dining halls open for meals
  • Elm (M-F, 8am-10pm)
  • The Well (M-W, 5-11pm + Th-F 5pm-12am)

Aug 31

  • Standard service begins in all 14 dining halls (hot breakfast at Ezra Stiles, Franklin, Morse, Saybrook & Silliman)
  • Commons (M-F, 11am-3pm)
  • The Bow Wow (M-F, 10:30am-4pm)

Sep 5 (Labor Day)

  • Weekend brunch schedule (11am - 1pm) in most colleges; Continental breakfast in Ezra Stiles, Hopper, and Morse

Allergens & Dietary Needs

  • You want to eat safely, let’s help put you at ease. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is available for one-on-one meetings to develop a customized plan for you! Email us: hospitalitynutrition@yale.edu
  • Label Check: Every menu item features allergen icons to help you safely navigate the dining halls and dine with confidence
  • Ask for what you need! We always have clean, allergen-friendly items available. If you don’t see something - let us know, and our team will be happy to help you.

Stay in Touch!

Please stay tuned to our website for the latest information - and keep tabs on the fun we have in store by following us on Instagram & TikTok! Plus, don’t be a stranger, we look forward to hearing your feedback

More Information

Please check out additional areas of our website for the latest information on menus, hours, FAQs and more.