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Lunch Connections

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Students - Want to build a stronger connection with one of your professors? Wouldn’t it be nice to learn a bit more about your professor’s background and how they have achieved their success? 

Professors - Want to learn a bit more about some of your exceptional students? Ever wonder about the challenges our international students face as they decide to leave their country to study here?

Not only can Lunch Connections help provide the answers, but lunch is on us. Students can take a professor to lunch and the College of Business (COB) will pay the bill. Or, an instructor can take a student to lunch and we’ll cover the check.  That’s right – a free lunch does exist!

The College of Business at CSU, Chico is filled with outstanding faculty and staff. As COB students, you have the chance to connect and learn from faculty and staff members through our Lunch Connections program. The program is designed for our students and faculty/staff to grow relationships that extend beyond the classroom.  

Frequently asked questions:


How many students can attend at one time? 
  • We suggest one-on-one meetings between faculty/staff and student; however there can be as many as three students at one time.  
How often can I use this program?
  • Students can use this program one time per semester.  
How do I get started?
  • After you have spoken and confirmed a date with a professor, fill out the simple online form by clicking here.
  • On the day of lunch, you must visit the Business Advising & Services office in Glenn Hall, room 321 and bring your ID. To pick up your money for lunch you will need to leave your ID in the office. 
  • After lunch make sure to get an itemized receipt and bring it back to the office to pick up your ID.  

Things to consider:

  • No alcohol is permitted during lunch.
  • Tip must be included at lunch and must not exceed 20 percent.
  • It is not recommended to take a professor whose class you are currently enrolled. However, it is up to the faculty/staff’s discretion.