Yale Dining has replaced the custom china sets in the residential colleges with a uniform set that will be used all across campus. The new china set features white plates with an outline and a “Y” on the bottom.

The new set also has considerably fewer pieces than the old set – it includes only a big plate, a saucer, a mug and a bowl.

The new plates are bigger, and allow students to take more food without having to take a tray, according to assistant director of supply management Gerry Remer, who was in charge of ordering the new set. She added that having a single pattern is more efficient and cost-effective, whereas the old plates were more expensive and hard to custom-order.

The old plates will still be used at formal occasions in the colleges, according to Yale Dining Executive Director Rafi Taherian.