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If you're looking for a great way to make new friends, develop your skills and build your resume, this is just for you! There are many ways to get involved at ERC, including student organizations, many leadership opportunities, and student staff positions. Check out all the opportunities you have here as an ERC student!

Coffee with a Professor

2019 Fall Quarter Vouchers Available Soon!

How does it work?

First, talk to your professor or graduate student TA and invite them to participate with you in the program. This program is designed to allow U.C. San Diego undergraduate students yet another way to cultivate a student-faculty relationship outside of the classroom. After you decide on the information below you will need to obtain your voucher from your College's Student Affairs Office. 

Before obtaining your FREE Beverage Voucher please make sure you have the following information:

  • The Full Name and UCSD E-Mail address of the ERC Staff member with whom you invited.
  • The Date that you will be meeting the staff me

The Beverage Voucher is redeemable for two medium beverages of your and your professor/TA's choice.

The voucher is only valid if both the student and professor or graduate TA are present.  If another student wants to participate at the same time as you, just be sure that each student has their own voucher.

Go to the Student Affairs Office of your College.  If you are an ERC Student come to the Student Affairs Office Front Desk (3rd Floor of the ERC Administration Building) to pick up your voucher.  Please be sure to come in at least 48 hours before your planned meeting time to obtain your voucher. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact ERC Student Affairs at ercstudentlife@ucsd.edu or 858-534-2237.

Where and when can I plan to go?

You may participate in the program twice per quarter during the academic year. This program does not run through summer sessions.

Choose one of the following locations and check the venue's website for current operating hours.

The Art of Espresso
Cups Outdoor Cafe
Fairbanks Coffee Cart
Muir Woods Coffee House
Perks Coffee Shop
Starbucks

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I invite my Graduate TA to coffee instead of a professor?
Yes, students may invite TAs - as long as they are a current Graduate Student TAs. 

Can multiple students take the same professor or TA out to coffee together?
Yes, students may coordinate up to three students per professor or TA.  Each student must obtain their own voucher from their own college in order to participate.  The reason for this limitation is that the whole premise behind this program is that it fosters a more one on one interaction between the student and a professor or TA.  Additionally - each voucher is designed to pay for one faculty member and one student - when you start having multiple students taking out the same instructor then each of the vouchers starts to lose value.

What if I am not currently enrolled in a class with a professor or TA that I am interested in taking out for coffee — can I still invite them?
Of course! However, the professor or TA must be currently teaching at UCSD or employed by the university in the quarter that you go with them.

I lost my beverage voucher — can a get a replacement card?
No, we cannot give out replacement vouchers, as cards are limited. 

Dine with a Professor

2019 Fall Quarter Vouchers Available Soon!

How does it work?

First, invite your Professor or Graduate Student TA to participate in the program with you. This program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs and the six colleges, designed to foster informal, out-of-classroom interactions.  You must have agreed upon a location and a date and time prior to coming to get your voucher.

You can obtain your meal voucher for the program from your college's Student Affairs Office. For ERC Student, please come to the ERC Student Affairs Office Front Desk (3rd Floor of the ERC Administration Building).

Please be sure to come in at least two days prior to your planned meeting time to obtain your voucher. Please also remember that there are only a limited number of vouchers available. Once we run out we will not be getting more until the next academic year. Feel free to contact the office before you schedule to find out if there are vouchers available.

Before obtaining your FREE meal voucher please make sure you have the following information:

  • The Full Name and UCSD E-Mail address of the ERC Staff member with whom you invited.
  • The Date that you will be meeting the staff member.

The meal voucher can be redeemed only if the faculty member or Graduate Student TA is present with the student. Multiple students (max of three students) are more than welcome to take one professor or TA, but each student must have their own meal voucher from their own college.  

Contact ERC Student Affairs office at ercstudentlife@ucsd.edu or 858-534-2237 for more information.

Where and when can I plan to go?

You may participate in the program once per quarter during the academic year. This program does not run through summer sessions.

Choose one of the following locations and check the venue's website for current operating hours.

The Faculty Club

Table Topics

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can multiple students take the same professor out to lunch together?

Yes, students may coordinate up to three students per professor or TA.  Each student must obtain their own voucher from their own college in order to participate.  The reason for this limitation is that the whole premise behind this program is that it fosters a more one on one interaction between the student and a professor or TA.  Additionally - each voucher is designed to pay for one faculty member and one student - when you start having multiple students taking out the same instructor then each of the vouchers starts to lose value.

Can I invite my Graduate TA to lunch instead of a professor?

Yes, students may invite TAs as long as they are a current Graduate Student TA.

Can I invite a UC San Diego Staff Member to Dine with a Prof?

No, unfortunately, staff members are not eligible for this program.  You are still welcome to ask them to coffee if you would like, but the voucher will not work for it and you would be responsible for paying for the coffee on your own.  The voucher is only valid to be used with currently teaching TAs or Faculty.

Can I participate in Dine with a Prof more once a year?

Yes, students may participate once each academic quarter!

What if I am not currently enrolled in a class with a professor or TA that I am interested in taking to lunch — can I still invite them?

Yes! However, the professor or TA must be currently employed by the university.

I lost my meal card — can get a replacement card?

No, we cannot give out replacement meal cards, as there are a limited number of cards provided to each college.

Coffee with a Staff


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2019 Fall Quarter Vouchers Available Soon! 

How does it work?

First, talk to the ERC Staff member and invite them to participate with you in the program.  After you decide on the information below you will need to obtain your voucher from your College's Student Affairs Office.

Before obtaining your FREE Beverage Voucher please make sure you have the following information:

  • The Full Name and UCSD E-Mail address of the ERC Staff member with whom you invited.
  • The Date that you will be meeting the staff member

The Beverage Voucher is redeemable for Two Medium beverages of your and your staff member's choice.

The voucher is only valid if both the student and the ERC Staff member are present. 

Go to the Student Affairs Office of your College.  If you are an ERC Student come to the Student Affairs Office Front Desk (3rd Floor of the ERC Administration Building) to pick up your voucher.  Please be sure to come in at least 48 hours before your planned meeting time to obtain your voucher. If you have any questions, please contact ERC Student Affairs at ercstudentlife@ucsd.edu or 858-534-2237.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I participate in Coffee with a Staff more than once a year?
Yes, students may participate once per academic quarter! (The program is not available during Summer Session) There are a limited number of vouchers available in each academic quarter.

If I participate in Coffee with a Staff does that mean I can't do Dine-with-a-Prof or Coffee-with-a-Prof program in the same quarter?
No, the three programs are not mutually exclusive. You have three opportunities to meet with a professor or TA each quarter and one opportunity with a staff member.  

I lost my beverage voucher — can a get a replacement card?
No, we cannot give out replacement vouchers, as cards are limited.  

Organizations

There is always something to do around ERC and there are many ways to get involved!

  • Student Council of ERC (SCERC)
  • Circuit
  • Community OutReach Effort (CORE)
  • Planning at ERC (PERC)
  • Ellie's Garden at ERC (EGERC)
  • Eleanor's Transfers and Commuters (ETC)
  • Rock 'N' Roosevelt Committee
  • Senior Committee
  • Council of Organizations (CoO)
  • Organizations at International House
  • Semi-Formal
  • Internal Women's Week
  • Spirit Week

ERC ORGANIZATIONS INFORMATION HERE!

Many students choose to get involved in one of our many student organizations. Student organizations are a great way to meet new friends, develop relationships with college staff members and gain great leadership experience!

Intercultural Workshop (ICW)

Intercultural Workshop is a series of workshops during Winter Quarter that provides international and domestic students from diverse cultural backgrounds an opportunity to learn about each other’s cultures and to improve cultural adaptation and intercultural communication skills. To learn more about how to participate in ICW, visit the ICW Website.

Orientation Leaders

Every new student at Eleanor Roosevelt College is greeted by a fun and outgoing current ERC student who's ready to help them find their way around campus and get acquainted with their new life as an ERC student. By becoming an Orientation Leader, you'll have the opportunity to develop relationships with staff members, gain great leadership experience and form new friendships with your orientation team. The application process begins early Winter Quarter. For more information, email Samantha Woolley at sawoolley@ucsd.edu.

Resident Advisors

Resident Advisors are student staff members that are essential to the ERC community for students living on campus. Resident Advisors serve in one of three areas on the ERC campus: International House, apartments and residence halls. Resident Advisors are responsible for the safety and well-being of their residents and provide their students with social and educational programs throughout the year. The application process begins early Winter Quarter. For more information about Residence Life and how to become a Resident Advisor, contact the Residence Life Office at (858) 534-2261.  

View full list of our student organizations and meeting times