Community & Student Life

Learning, Leadership, Lifelong Bonds

At the Carroll School, support and collaboration complement the challenge of rigorous curricula. Members of our community work closely together across programs, helping each other fulfill their potential while building lifelong relationships. Faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni invest genuinely in students’ success, providing individualized guidance and often meeting one-on-one.

A variety of learning and leadership opportunities further enrich the academic experience. Co-curricular programs—including several student-run organizations—and hundreds of events provide venues throughout the year for students to enhance their knowledge of specific business areas. They learn the skills that will benefit them during their careers while working with like-minded peers and meeting professionals in a broad range of fields.

The Take Home Prof program provides students with the unique opportunity to get to know their professor outside of the classroom. Students are given $100 to cook dinner for their professor in their residence hall or off-campus apartment. There are over 20 Take Home Prof programs each academic year. Current students interested in this program should check the availability in “This Week in the Carroll School of Management” newsletter. 

The rules are as follows:

  1. Students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the Carroll School.
  2. There must be at least three Carroll School students attending the dinner with the professor.
  3. If you have a kitchen in your apartment on or off campus, students will cook the professor dinner.
  4. If you don’t have a kitchen, you can get take-out for the professor from a restaurant of your choice.
  5. Professors can only attend one dinner per semester.  So act fast if you want to invite a particular professor!
  6. There are only 13 Take Home Prof events per semester.
  7. A picture must be taken and submitted to Erica Graf at




More than a Meal

“Take Home Prof” Dinners Bring Students and Faculty Together

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Invite your professor to lunch or coffee on campus and let the Senior Associate Dean’s Office pick up the tab! Launched in fall 2017 with the goal of creating a space for meaningful faculty-student interactions, Lunch with a Professor is available to students in all class years. Current students interested in this program should check the availability in “This Week in the Carroll School of Management” newsletter.

Here is how you do it:

  1. Only one person can reserve the card each day. Before you invite your professor to lunch, first check out the availability of the card on this Doodle schedule. Make a note of a few dates that are available.
  2. Invite your professor to lunch and give her/him some available dates.
  3. Reserve the dining card on the Doodle schedule at least 48 hours in advance.
  4. Stop by Fulton 315 to pick up the card after 10:00 am on the morning of your lunch.
  5. Enjoy your lunch at any of the on-campus dining locations!
  6. After lunch, return the card to Fulton 315 along with a receipt from the dining hall by 3:00 pm on the same day.
  7. Take a picture with you and the professor and send it to Erica Graf.

Each “Lunch with a Professor” can have a maximum of five students in attendance.

Sponsored by the Accenture Fund at Boston College