Take a Professor to Lunch!

Berkeley M.E.T. is kicking off a new program to help bring together faculty and M.E.T. students for informal conversations to foster learning, inspiration and wonder, and to open the door for communication between faculty and students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet.

Current M.E.T. students are welcome to invite a faculty member from Berkeley Engineering or Berkeley Haas to lunch at the Berkeley Faculty Club courtesy of Berkeley M.E.T.; up to two additional current M.E.T. students may also join. A maximum of 10 lunches per semester will take place during the academic year.

To request to take a professor to lunch, follow these steps: 

  1. Invite your professor (either from the College of Engineering or Haas School of Business) to lunch and confirm that they will join you for lunch on a specific date and time (Monday – Friday only between 11am – 2pm, and not on holidays or during semester breaks). If you are inviting fellow M.E.T. students (up to two) to also attend, confirm they are available at the same time.
  2. Complete this interest form a minimum of 7 days before your requested lunch date. Note, completing the form does not automatically confirm your request.
  3. If approved, typically within 5 business days, all members in your reservation will be emailed a confirmation with information on where and when to meet and next steps.  
  4. Enjoy your lunch and conversation!
    • There is a $30 per person maximum including tip and any applicable taxes or service charges. (Please note, alcoholic beverages cannot be included on the check.)
    • Obtain an itemized receipt when you are finished. 
  5. Email a clear, high-quality picture of your itemized receipt to within one business day of the lunch.

The Berkeley Faculty Club

Located in: University of California, Berkeley
Address: University of California, Berkeley, Minor Ln, Berkeley, CA 94720

Photo Gallery

Lunch with Professor Mohamad M. Hallal

This semester, we’re thrilled to have Professor Hallal, the mastermind behind Engineering 7, Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers. Our fantastic students, Arissa Z. (Engineering Undeclared + Business, ’27), Deena S. (Mechanical Engineering + Business, ’27), and Xuan Z. (Bioengineering + Business, ’27), are eager to embark on inspiring conversations beyond the classroom all while enjoying a delicious meal at the Berkeley Faculty Club.

Lunch with Professor Donald Hanna

Meet Professor Hanna, your go-to for all things UGBA 104, Introduction to Business Analytics this semester at Berkeley Haas. Special thanks to Robert Y. (Materials Science and Engineering + Business ’24), for inviting his professor out to lunch at the Berkeley Faculty Club!

Lunch with Professor John DeNero

Lunch with Professor DeNero, the mastermind behind CS61A (The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs) and a key player at the BAIR (Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research) Lab! Engaging discussions and delicious bites with M.E.T. Class of 2027 students Vyoma P., Kourosh S., and Maitree M.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please review the frequently asked questions below. If you have any additional questions, please contact Dawn Kramer, Program Director.