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Meal Plan Options

You will be able to Update/Change your Meal Plan Option (in accordance with meal plan regulations) beginning Tuesday, August 20th at 8:00am and will be able to do so on-line one time only through September 14th at 11:59pm.


Undergraduate Meal Plans

Your Fall choice automatically becomes your Spring choice unless you request a change within the first 2 weeks of the spring term.

Anytime Meal Plan

  • Unlimited number of meal swipes for cardholder at Yale College residential dining halls and Commons ONLY.
  • $70 per semester in Dining Points to spend at Durfee’s, uncommon & other locations such as KBT, Marigolds, Divinity, and Blue Dog Cafe at HGS’ McDougal Center. Dining Points carry over from Fall to Spring only.
  • 5 bonus meals per semester (for yourself, guests, parents, etc.)
  • $3,170 per semester

The Full Meal Plan

  • Mandatory for Freshmen. Available to All! If you are a resident undergraduate student and never specifically select a meal plan, this will be your meal plan by default.
  • 21 meals per week = 3 meals per day X 7 days per week. Please see Double Swiping Policy below.
  • 5 bonus meals per semester (for yourself, guests, parents, etc.)
  • Eat as much as you want in any of the residential dining rooms or in Commons
  • $3,100 per semester

Any 14 Meal Plan

  • Available to all except Freshmen students
  • This is the default meal plan for residents of the Swing Dorm
  • Any 14 meals per week
  • 5 bonus meals per semester (for yourself, guests, parents, etc.)
  • $150 per semester in Dining Points to spend at Durfee’s, uncommon or the Blue Dog Café at HGS’ McDougal Center as well as KBT, Marigolds, and Divinity. Dining Points carry over from Fall to Spring only.
  • $3,100 per semester

Off-campus Meal Plan

  • Available only to students living off-campus
  • 5 meals per week (reset weekly)
  • 30 meal block (for guest meals or for extra weekly meals) per semester. Block meals carry over from Fall to Spring only.
  • $125 per semester in Dining Points to spend at Durfee’s, uncommon or the Blue Dog Café at HGS’ McDougal Center as well as KBT, Marigolds, and Divinity. Dining points carry over from Fall to Spring only.
  • $1,100 per semester

Kosher Meals

  • At Joseph Slifka Center's Kosher Kitchen, each meal is a chance to think about food and contemporary life… or just enjoy some good food. All undergraduate meal plans have access; others are welcome to purchase single meals. For hours of operation and service please visit the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale website.

Undergraduate Policies and Procedures

 

Meal Transfer within Yale College

Transfer rules and restricted hours vary by location. In Yale College, transfer policies are part of the Masters’ responsibilities in each residential college. Please check with either the Dining Hall Manager or Desk Attendant/Cashier for current restrictions affecting an individual undergraduate dining facility.

Undergraduate Meal Plan Holders are prohibited from transferring to:

HGS Dining Hall — after 6:15 pm

Double Swiping
Yale Dining meal plan privileges are not transferable. Double swipe is a repeat privilege for undergraduate meal plan holders during the LUNCH PERIOD ONLY IN YALE COLLEGE AND COMMONS Dining Halls. Double swipes are for the bearer of the card only and cannot be transferred to another.

Undergraduate meal plan holders will be permitted to use a repeat swipe at a residential college dining room or Commons only if the first swipe of the lunch period was at a residential (board) location.

Lunch Meal Period:

Yale College 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Commons: 11:00 am to 3 pm

Board meals for the upcoming week are reset at 3 am every Monday.

 

Meal Transfers to Retail Facilities

A Meal Plan Holder who chooses to transfer a lunch to a Retail Dining Facility (Divinity Cafe, KBT Cafe, Marigolds, Durfee's, and uncommon) will be able to do so provided it is the first swipe of the lunch meal period, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. A lunch swipe at a retail location will be the only swipe permitted for that meal period regardless of the meal plan. You may not swipe again at residential dining halls till the dinner period, which starts at 5:00 pm. The cash equivalency for a board meal lunch transfer is $8.00.

In addition to lunch, holders of the Anytime Meal Plan may transfer one breakfast or dinner swipe per meal period, to selected retail dining units (KBT, Marigolds and Divinity). An Anytime Meal Plan holder who transfers a meal to a retail location loses the ability to double swipe at Yale College and Commons for the rest of that meal period.

Swiping at any residential dining hall before going to a retail facility cancels the ability to transfer that meal to any retail location.


Graduate Student Meal Plans


Board meals for the upcoming week are reset at 3 am every Monday.

 

You ask, “What are Eli Bucks?”

  • It's a pre-paid dining plan that eliminates the need to carry cash. The value is added to your University ID card, which must be presented at the time of purchase.
  • Eli Bucks can be used at any Yale Dining’s retail operations and residential dining halls. Can be used to purchase complete meals, or to supplement a student meal plan. Purchasing Eli Bucks does not guarantee access to Yale College facilities.
  • You will receive a 10% discount at the point of sale at all Yale Dining campus locations (discount not valid at the new School of Management, McDougal Blue Dog Café, the Yale Golf Course or The Kosher Kitchen at Joseph Slifka Center).
  • Additional Eli Bucks can be added at any time, in any amount.
  • Eli Bucks can be purchased by active Students, Staff and Faculty with a valid University ID.
  • As long as your status with the University does not change, your Eli Bucks will not expire, and will carry forward from year to year.
  • Purchases can be completed by credit card, using a secure payment site.
  • Log into the Eli Buck portal below to view your current balance, look up your last 50 transactions, and purchase additional bucks.

Still have questions about Eli Bucks? Contact us at yale.dining@yale.edu.

Order Eli Bucks Online

University Staff

Campus Cash Declining Balance
Campus Cash turns your Yale ID into a declining balance card. Once your card has been credited, you receive a 10% discount at the point of sale at locations operated by Yale Dining*. The balance on the card is good as long as you have an active Yale University ID. Click here to purchase.

*Discount not valid at Durfee’s or uncommon. Access to Yale College dining halls is not provided.


Guest Rates

Put Our Service to the Test!
We encourage campus visitors and University guests to join us for meals on campus. All residential colleges, including the Hall of Graduate Studies and Commons, are available to bring a friend or relative in for a tempting hot lunch or a delicious & leisurely dinner. The style is all-you-care-to-eat. All dining halls now accept Visa, Master and Discover cards. Children under 3 are free.

Guest Rates for the 2014–2015 Academic Year:

 
Children 3–10
Full Breakfast
$7.50
$3.75
Continental Breakfast
$6.50
$3.25
Lunch or Brunch
$11.00
$5.50
Dinner
$15.00
$7.50

Rebates of Board charges for Yale College Students

Rebates for board charges are governed by the Undergraduate Regulations.