When & Where

Wondering when and where you can enjoy your meals this semester? Stay up to date with schedules for the academic calendar, holidays and more below. 

Academic Year Restaurant & Cafe Hours*

  • The Bow Wow: 10:30am - 4pm (Mon - Fri)
  • Cafe 25 at Science Park: 7:30am - 3pm (Mon - Fri)
  • Cafe Law: 8am - 6pm (Mon - Thu); 8am - 3pm (Fri)
  • Cafe Med: 7:30am - 3pm (Mon - Fri)
  • Charley’s Place: 11am - 1:30pm (Mon - Fri)
  • Commons: 11am - 3pm (Mon - Fri)
  • Elm: 8am - 5pm (Mon - Fri)
  • Health Center Cafe: 7:30am - 3pm (Mon - Fri)
  • McNay Cafe: 8am - 5pm (Mon - Fri)
  • Ramen: 10:30am - 3pm (Mon - Fri)
  • The Refectory: 8am - 5:30pm (Mon - Thu); 8am - 2:30pm (Fri)
  • Steep Cafe: 8am - 3pm (Mon - Fri)
  • The Well: 5pm - 12am (Thu - Fri)
  • West Campus: 8am - 1:30pm (Mon - Fri)

Academic Year Residential Hours*


Mon - Fri: 8am-11am (All colleges)
Hot Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am at Morse, Franklin, Saybrook, Silliman, Stiles; followed by Continental Breakfast from 10:30-11am

Sat & Sun: 8 - 10:30am
Continental Breakfast at Hopper, Morse & Stiles


Mon - Fri: 11:30am-1:30pm (All colleges)

Sat & Sun Brunch: 11am-1:30pm (All colleges)


Mon - Thu: 5-7:30pm (All colleges except Stiles and Morse - 5-8pm)

Fri: 5-7pm (All colleges except Stiles and Morse - 5-8pm)

Sat & Sun: 5-7pm (All colleges)

Fall 2022 Semester

  • December 9: Commons closed in preparation for First Year Holiday Dinner
  • December 10: First Year Holiday Dinner @ Commons + Residential Holiday Dinners in all 14 college dining halls
Winter Break ❄
  • December 17: Ezra Stiles, Franklin, Saybrook & Silliman open for hot breakfast (7:30-10:30am); Hopper open for continental breakfast
  • December 19-22: The below locations have early closures on these dates and resume normal hours on January 3
    • West Campus open until 1:30pm
    • ​Elm and Steep Cafe open until 2pm
    • Health Center Cafe and Cafe Med open until 3pm
  • December 20:  All residential dining halls close after dinner except Berkeley, Ezra Stiles, JE, Morse, and Pierson
  • December 21: Recess Begins - Berkeley, Ezra Stiles, JE, Morse and Pierson open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • The above locations close after dinner on this date

Spring 2023 Semester

Winter Break ❄
  • January 3: Health Center Cafe, Cafe Med, and West Campus resume normal hours
  • January 3-13: ​Elm and Steep open until 2pm
  • January 13 & 14: Ezra Stiles, Morse, Silliman, and Trumbull open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • January 15: All remaining residential dining halls re-open for brunch 
  • January 16: University Holiday - Residential dining halls open; retail locations closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 17: Commons, The Bow Wow, Elm, Steep Cafe, Ramen, West Campus resume normal hours
Spring Break 
  • March 10: All residential dining halls close after dinner except Branford, Hopper, JE, and Saybrook
  • March 11-25: Branford, Hopper, JE, and Saybrook open for continental breakfast, lunch and dinner (Mon-Fri), continental breakfast, brunch and dinner (Sat-Sun)

*Standard hours reflected. Operational schedules are subject to change in coordination with ongoing University timeline updates.