Lunch & Learn – Take a PhD Student to Lunch

Due to COVID-19, the Lunch & Learn program will not be available for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Students are able to invite a Wharton PhD student and one to three other Wharton undergraduates to lunch at local restaurants around campus compliments of the Wharton Undergraduate Division. This lunch program is intended to help undergraduates learn more about research career paths, the nature of doctoral training, and the implications for course preparation during undergraduate years.

Make your request via the sign-up form at least one week before your desired lunch date. Requests will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note:

  • All lunch requests must be authorized by Bernadette Butler via email confirmation.
  • Any changes to confirmed lunch arrangements must be communicated to Bernadette Butler.
  • If an undergraduate student is a no-show and does not provide advanced notice for missing a scheduled lunch, that student will be banned from making lunch requests for one full semester from the date of the no-show.
  • If a doctoral student is unable to attend a confirmed lunch (last minute), the request is void.
  • Undergraduate students may take the same doctoral student to lunch only twice during their undergraduate career.
  • Undergraduates are limited to a maximum of three lunches per academic year.
  • There is a $20/per person maximum including tip (alcohol may not be included in this expense). Please bring a printed, paper copy of your email notification to the restaurant to confirm your reservation. Before ordering, make sure to let your server know that you are with the Lunch & Learn Program. When you are finished, please obtain an itemized receipt at the restaurant.
  • You must turn in your itemized receipt within one business day of the lunch to Bernadette Butler in 1400 Steinberg Hall-Deitrich Hall.

If you have any questions, please contact Bernadette Butler.

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