Take a Parent to Lunch

Take a Parent To Lunch (TAPTL)

A summer program where UNL faculty and staff volunteer to escort and host the parents of incoming students for lunch.

Parents consistently evaluate TAPTL as one of their favorite parts of their NSE day as they enjoy the opportunity to speak informally to UNL staff and faculty.


  • We'll pick you up from your informational session and walk you to the dining hall.
  • Ask us any questions you have about UNL and your student's transition to college.
  • If we don't have the answer, we'll make sure we connect you to the correct resource.

Parents do not need to register for this program.

Faculty and Staff

All UNL employees are encouraged to volunteer as we're always looking for more volunteers for our TAPTL program.

As a Volunteer

  • 1Receive a complimentary meal from Selleck Dining Hall each day you volunteer.
  • 2Walk parents from their college informational session to Selleck Dining Hall.
  • 3Help answer questions from parents.
  • 4Allocate 1 hour to complete assigned duties.

How to Register

  • 1 Create an account when entering the website.
  • 2 Choose the days you would like to participate.
  • 3 You will be sent a reminder of all of the dates you have requested.
  • 4 You will receive another reminder two days prior to your TAPTL commitment.

Host Schedule

City Campus

2013 TAPTL Host Schedule - City Campus
Time Activity
11:50 a.m. Report to the 2nd floor of the NE Union outside the Centennial Room.
  • Check your college assignment and pick up lunch ticket.
  • Please wear your university name tag.
12:00 p.m. Report to assigned college session.
12:05 p.m. After college session is finished it is YOUR time to take over.
  • Introduce yourself and explain where you are going.
  • Parents will know which faculty to go with based on their students major.
12:10 p.m. Lunch starts in Selleck Dining Hall.
  • Allow parents to place their bags at assigned tables and direct them through the lunch line.
12:50 p.m. Finish lunch and wrap up conversation.
  • An NSE staff member will come around to give five minute warnings before the tour.
1:00 p.m. Parents will meet an orientation leader outside of Selleck for a campus tour. The orientation leaders will have a sign to direct parents.