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Hosting a Friday

Presenter speaks at a Host a Friday event.

What do I have to do?

  1. Contact President, Bob Preston at to pick a Friday to host.
  2. Discuss the catering options with Bob. The food selection should be sufficient for a minimum of 25 people.
  3. Present your talk.
    • At 4:30 p.m., we will begin the scheduled program. The President or another officer will open the meeting and make any necessary announcements. You or the sponsored speaker will then be introduced.
    • Please make the length of your presentation about 30-40 minutes. This will allow time for questions and informal discussion.
  4. Relax and visit with the group.

Would you or your organization like to sponsor a University Club meeting?

The standard full sponsorship option includes providing one hot and two cold hors d’oeuvres plus a selection of soft drinks for 25 people. The cost is established on a sliding scale by Catering Services.  Partial sponsorship is also possible by providing additional hors d’oeuvres for a U-Club sponsored program. A large variety is available – please see the Catering Services website for details. You may also call Campus Dining Services at (309) 438-2222. All Catering arrangements must be submitted to Catering Services at least two weeks in advance of the program and coordinated with the University Club.