The Parents’ Association passed the torch of ACU’s Midnight Breakfast to the Student’s Alumni Association, for the first time.
Each semester, students rally together on Dead Day to eat large amounts of breakfast food and mingle the day before finals week begins.
Madeline Orr, vice president of SAA and convergence journalism major from North Richland Hills, is head of the SAA committee organizing this traditional ACU event. She said she is not aware as to why the Parents’ Association has disbanded and is, therefore, no longer in charge of the construction of Midnight Breakfast.
She said ACU freshmen and sophomores are the classifications that most populate Midnight Breakfast, but SAA is targeting a new group of students this semester.
“We are hoping to get more upperclassmen this year,” Madeline said. “It’s typically only freshmen and sophomores because they still have meal plans, but for the upperclassmen, $5 is a good deal for all-you-can-eat breakfast.”
Orr said Midnight Breakfast will be as fun as it has been in prior years and expects students to use this event anyway they see fit.
“Midnight breakfast is a fun way to take a study break,” Orr said. “I can’t guarantee that it will help with your finals, but you can win cash prizes and eat a lot of pancakes.”
Elyssa Lara, freshman nursing major from Houston, said she is looking forward to Midnight Breakfast.
“I’ve never heard of an event like this so I’m really excited and anxious to see what the night will consist of,” Lara said.
Orr said the underclassmen that haven’t been to Midnight Breakfast before are in for a unique and fun experience.
“A freshman can expect lots of rowdy students getting out all their energy that has been stored up while sitting in the library,” Orr said. “There will be karaoke, door prizes and a DJ.”
Midnight Breakfast begins at 10:30 p.m.on Monday.