Take Your Professor to Lunch Program

Fostering strong student-faculty relationships.

Take Your Professor to Lunch*

*or any other meal

Despite what they told you in ECON 201, there is such a thing as a free lunch. In an effort to promote graduate student/faculty interactions and encourage collaboration and mentorship opportunities, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy sponsors a ‘Take Your Professor to Lunch’ program for MPP students.

Students have the opportunity to treat one member of the Batten School core faculty to a meal each semester at a cost up to $15 per person, including taxes and tip.  Please note that the Batten School is unable to reimburse alcoholic beverages.  Students are welcome and encouraged to take professors out with other Batten course-mates in a group setting, so long as the $15/person limit is observed.



When taking a professor out to a meal, make sure that you save an itemized receipt that reflects the total cost of the meal, including taxes and tip. Return the receipt to Kristine Nelson [Garrett Hall L050 or scan and email to knelson@virginia.edu] along with the names of everyone in attendance for reimbursement and you should receive a direct deposit for that amount within 7-10 business days. You do not have to have pre-approval, merely be mindful of the restrictions (Batten core faculty member, one meal per semester, $15/person limit, no alcohol).