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Take a Professor to Lunch

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Penn State will cover the check!

Penn State Science's Dean's Office will cover the cost of a lunch at any one of the University's dining halls for up to three Penn State Science students and one faculty member.

Building a healthy student-faculty relationship involves engaging in meaningful conversation outside of the classroom. Stuck on how to initiate one? Take a professor to out lunch!


How does it work?

One to three Penn State Science students may invite one Penn State Science faculty member to eat at any one of the University's dining halls. Once the faculty member has accepted, the student(s) will be responsible for picking up and returning a charge card to pay for the meal.

Charge Card

  • Sign out the charge card at the Associate Dean's Office in 111 Ritenour Building.
  • Save your receipt from your dining hall location of choice.
  • Return charge card and receipt to the Associate Dean's Office by 5 p.m. on the same day of lunch.

Take a Professor to Lunch runs each fall and spring semester. Each Penn State Science student is eligible to participate once per semester; faculty may participate as often as they are asked.


Shannon Holliday
111 Ritenour Building