First-year students have the opportunity to attend a special dinner in Annenberg once a semester. The dinner is a great way to get to know faculty and staff better, and engage them in conversations about their academic work, research, career path, or general interests. Students are encouraged to invite a professor, teaching fellow, preceptor, proctor, coach, adviser, dean, or other administrator to join them.
The dinners are a great way to get to know a professor or another member of the University community. There is no need to RSVP to the First-Year Experience Office for the event. Once your guest accepts your invitation, simply make plans for where you would like to meet him or her, and exchange contact information. We recommend designating a spot outside of Memorial Hall so that you can easily meet up with your guest.
Note that a fairly long time period has been set aside for dinner so that some people can come earlier and others later, at their convenience and without overcrowding. Students and guests are welcome to arrive any time between 4:30 and 7:30 pm.