Process for Participants

Step 1 – Invite a professor to lunch by:

  • Asking him/her before or after class
  • Calling his/her office
  • Emailing him/her

Step 2 – Pick up a ticket at any of the following offices:

    Student Success Center-Satellite

  • Sims Hall SSC Office
  • Columbia Hall SSC Office
  • Bates House SSC Office
    Student Success Center Administrative Office

  • Thomas Cooper Library

Step 3 – Choose a place to eat!

The OTL tickets are good anywhere on campus except for Marble Slab or the Russell House Starbucks.

We recommend:

  • The Grand Market Place (in the Russell House)
  • Preston Residential College’s at Noon (in the Russell House)
  • Colloquium Café (near Gambrell & the Humanities Buildings)
  • Gibbes Court (Capstone)
  • Bates Carolina Diner (Bates House)

Step 4 – Have great conversation with your professor.

Suggestions for conversation topics:

  • Class material or an assignment
  • How the professor’s academic career has developed
  • Why the professor came to the University of South Carolina
  • What the professor enjoys about teaching
  • Your career goals and aspirations after graduation
  • Hobbies, USC Sports, or anything else!
  • For additional questions to ask, click here

Need more information about the Out-to-Lunch program?
Contact the front desk of the Student Success Center at (803)777-1000 or Thomas Sellers at (803)777-0690 sellerth@mailbox.sc.edu.