Once a dining hall, always a dining hall. And now much more…

Commons serves all of Yale. It's a central destination for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students as well as faculty, staff, and hungry passersby. Stop in for the freshest, best contemporary cuisine prepared in open kitchens, and choose from a multiplicity of chef-tested culinary selections daily. Stick around to experience new ways to connect, create, and collaborate via arts events small to spectacular throughout the year.

Standard Hours

Open Monday–Friday from 11am–3pm

Changes in Service

Commons will be grab-and-go only on Thursday, February 29 and Friday, March 1.

Dining in Commons

  • Resident students are welcome to use their lunch meal transfer here to access meals.
  • Credit cards, Eli Bucks, dining points accepted. Cash to Card available in Commons.
  • General inquiries, contact
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Cross section of YSC with Commons highlighted in orange
Cross section of Yale Schwarzman Center with Commons highlighted in orange
Featured image: Commons at lunchtime