Take a Faculty Member to Breakfast or Lunch

The Undergraduate Deans Office, with support from Student Assembly, is pleased to sponsor the extremely popular Take a Faculty Member to Breakfast or Lunch program at the Pine Restaurant in the Hanover Inn and 1953 Commons.

About the Program

This program is designed to encourage students and faculty to have substantive conversations outside of the classroom, engaging around topics of academic interests, future studies and general life experiences. Students may utilize this program once a term! That's right, you have an opportunity each term to interact with faculty over a special meal!

While we encourage meeting one-to-one over a meal to strengthen the faculty-student relationship, groups of no more than three students may attend a given meal with a professor.

Please note: If a student attends a meal as a guest but is not the original requestor of the voucher, that meal still counts at your one-time use for the term.

This program is highly popular so students should request a voucher early in the term.


Requesting a Voucher

To request a voucher, please complete this form and include:

  • Full name, ID number, and year of all students attending as well as the full name of the faculty member and their department;
  • Meal date that you have confirmed with faculty member.

Once we receive this information, we will send an email instructing you to pick-up your voucher at the Undergraduate Deans Office (Carson Hall, Suite 125).

The voucher is valid for breakfast or lunch, Monday through Friday.

Planning for Your Meal

  • While it is not required, it is strongly recommended that you call ahead and make a reservation at the Hanover Inn. 
  • Keep the establishment hours in mind when reviewing your schedule and inviting the faculty member.
  • Also, remember to plan for the tip when you are reviewing your menu options: a $42 meal will require a $8 tip (18%).
  • Alcohol cannot be purchased.
  • Student is responsible for amount over the $50 voucher.
  • Tip must be included!
  • This program is for students and faculty only (not for use with a coach, CD, administrator, dean, TA ...)

Using Your Voucher

Each voucher is equal to $50; our vouchers provide each participant with about $25 dollars for the meal. We have found this to be the best amount for one meal, and is not enough for a second. For that reason, each voucher may only be used once.

If you would like to go out for a second meal, just wait until the next term and request another voucher!