Take Your STEM Professor to Lunch

The PROMISE Scholars Program would like encourage our students to build relationships with NIU STEM faculty. This academic year, students are able to invite their professor along with one or two STEM peers to lunch at a the Black Hawk, Ellington’s Restaurant or a select off-campus restaurant, courtesy of the PROMISE Scholars Program. You may only take advantage of this opportunity once
a semester.

  1. Invite one or two of your classmates and your science, technology, engineering or math faculty professor or instructor to lunch. Pick a date and a time and invite your professor/instructor first to ensure they are able to join you on the date you choose.

    Submit your request using the online form at least one week before your desired lunch date. Requests are not guaranteed.

  2. If approved, you will receive an email confirmation of your lunch. You will need to visit the PROMISE Scholars Program Office to pick up lunch tickets for the Blackhawk and Ellington’s Restaurant.

  3. All students must make reservations for lunch at Ellington's. Please bring a copy of your e-mail notification to confirm your reservation. When finished, please obtain an itemized receipt at the restaurant.

Turn in your itemized receipt to 125A Williston Hall within one business day of the lunch. If you have any questions, please contact us at

PROMISE_Scholars@niu.edu 815-753-9222