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Designed to encourage positive engagement and mentoring outside of the classroom between faculty, staff, and students, the Connect UT Lunch Program offers faculty and staff members the opportunity to dine with up to three students during the academic year in Panache. 

Using the Program

2023 Connect

  • Faculty or staff members may invite up to three students to dine once during each academic year.

  • Once you know the names of the students you will be dining with and the date and time of the meal, please fill out the registration form.

  • In order for the Office of Student Affairs to secure a reservation, all registration forms must be received seven business days prior to the dining experience.

  • After receiving an email confirmation, stop by the Office of Student Affairs, Plant Hall 124, to pick up a meal voucher.

  • When checking out, the faculty/staff member should present the voucher to the cashier and present his or her Spartan Card for verification.

  • Enjoy!

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The Connect UT Lunch Program is a collaborative effort between the Office of Student Affairs and Faculty Senate and is generously sponsored by the University of Tampa Dining Services and the Student Government Association.