Fridays with Faculty

What is Fridays with Faculty?

Fridays with Faculty is a nearly weekly lunch during which an invited faculty member discusses a topic of interest related to their field with a small group of students. Wine, cheese, and desserts complement your regular dining hall meal. Fridays is a chance for faculty and students to meet people outside their own classrooms, and to break bread together and share a conversation in a more relaxed setting. 

What is discussed?

Our guest is asked to discuss a topic that may relate their work to a current issue in the news, or they may discuss the import of their field to our contemporary world. Other topics may include work done in the non-academic world, recent research or initiatives, or why and how an area of expertise developed into a passion.

Who is invited?

All students of Kirkland House are invited each week; however, an RSVP is required given that the Private Dining Room holds only about 12 people. The Fridays with Faculty coordinators work to invite faculty to these events. We hope that students suggest faculty members to us; we will do our best to bring them to Kirkland (see below).

When is Fridays with Faculty held?

Lunch discussions are held at 12:00 p.m. on--you guessed it!--Fridays in the Private Dining Room. On occasion, however, we may have a special edition of Fridays on a different day of the week (yet with all the relaxing feeling of a Friday). Check this page and the Kirkland House calendar, as well as your emails throughout the semester for upcoming events and how to RSVP.

Whom do I contact about Fridays with Faculty?

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Anika Gupta and Raj Vatsa (Coordinators) or Danilo Petranovich (SCR member). If you wish to suggest a faculty member, then contact Anika and Raj.