Fridays with Faculty

What is Fridays with Faculty?

Traditionally, Fridays with Faculty is a nearly weekly lunch event during which faculty members from across the university are invited to discuss topics of interest related to their fields, their journeys, life advice, and beyond with a small group of students. Wine, cheese, and desserts complement attendees' regular dining hall meal. Fridays with Faculty is a chance for faculty and students to connect beyond their own classrooms and engage in diverse conversations in a relaxed setting.

For the 2020-21 academic year, Fridays with Faculty sessions will be held virtually from 3:30-4:30 PM ET on Friday afternoons. Zoom information for each session can be found on the calendar on the homepage of the Kirkland House website.

What is discussed?

Faculty guests are asked to start by introducing their academic and professional work. However, other encouraged topics may include work done in the non-academic world, recent projects or initiatives, broader life lessons and advice, and/or other areas of passion and expertise.

Of note, each session will offer ample time for attendees to ask questions and engage in thought- provoking discussion. Moreover, sessions never assume any background knowledge, so we highly encourage anyone interested to attend.

Who is invited?

All students of Kirkland House are invited to each session. While an RSVP is typically required given the size of the Private Dining Room, during the 2020-21 academic year, the sessions are open to all students interested in attending.

As for faculty members, the Fridays with Faculty coordinators work to invite faculty to these events. We always welcome and encourage students' suggestions and will do our best to bring them to Kirkland House (see below).

When is Fridays with Faculty held?

For the 2020-21 academic year, Fridays with Faculty sessions will be held virtually from 3:30-4:30 PM ET on Friday afternoons. Zoom information for each session can be found on the homepage of the Kirkland House website. Check the Kirkland House calendar as well as your emails throughout the semester for upcoming events and information on how to RSVP.

Whom do I contact about Fridays with Faculty?

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