General Guidelines for Hosting Meals for Visitors to LPL
Frequently, we host visitors to LPL for lunch and/or dinner. These visitorsusually fall into one of the following categories:
1--candidates for a faculty position
3--other distinguished visitors
4--admitted graduate students
5--students who have not yet applied or been
admitted, who are “pas
through” and visiting at their own initiative and expense
Some questions have arisen regarding lunch and dinner protocols, and MikeDrake has asked us to clarify the issues and convey some ground rules. These are not meant to be dogmatic-just guidelines for your information.
We would prefer no more than 8 people at each meal (6 is
preferred for within the recommended price guidelines
listed below, make reservations if necessary, and charge the meal on his or her own
credit card. To expedite reimbursement
Ø All student visitors
Ø All other visitors including faculty searches, colloquia, and special events
research associates, senior research associates, and
price range for dinner. Suggestions include Blue Willow, the
LPL faculty hosting candidates and distinguished guests are given a bit morelatitude in the dinner budget, with a suggested maximum in the $40 range per person (including tax & tip) price range.
If you exceed these guidelines for any reason, please provide a detailed letter of justification with your claim for reimbursement.
The State of
Our intention is to make the visitor feel welcome, but not to be extravagant.
Thank you for your assistance. Please direct any questions regarding these guidelines to Joan Weinberg (621-2828).