Yale Dining offers special celebratory meals during Commencement weekend, including brunch in Commons Dining Hall at the Schwarzman Center on Sunday and lunch in each residential college following diploma ceremonies on Monday.
Menus and ticket purchase information are available on the Yale Hospitality website. Please click on “Parents” at the top of the page and select “Commencement” from the dropdown menu. For further questions, contact Yale Dining at 203-432-0420.
Graduating students and their families from both Yale College and all graduate and professional schools are welcome to make reservations and purchase tickets. Yale College graduating seniors are entitled to a complimentary Sunday brunch and Monday lunch; no tickets are necessary for graduating seniors.
Please note: Advanced orders through the Yale Hospitality website are encouraged, particularly for Sunday’s brunch. Advance orders close at 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Please order as early as possible as there is limited seating available, especially for the Sunday Baccalaureate seatings. A $2.50 per person surcharge will apply for tickets purchased at the door.
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