The Student Alumni Association will have its second Midnight Breakfast on Monday in the Bean.
The Dead Day tradition was originally the responsibility of the Parents’ Organization since its beginning in the early 1990s, said Samantha Adkins, assistant director of alumni relations and adviser for the SAA.
“The Student Alumni Association has taken over Midnight Breakfast this year,” Adkins said. “We don’t want the tradition to go away.”
Alex Abston, sophomore pre-law and communications major from Houston, is the student member of SAA in charge of setting up Midnight Breakfast this semester.
“Our goal this year is to try to get more than just students who live on campus to attend,” she said. “We want to see some older students who maybe live off-campus and still want to come back for it.”
The event will include karaoke, pancakes and door prizes, Abston said.
“We’ll be giving away $150 at midnight,” she said. “We’ll have a drawing for smaller prizes every 15 minutes. They’re pretty significant – not your average door prize.”
Abston said that there may be more on the menu than traditional breakfast foods, since Midnight Breakfast falls on May 5, or Cinco de Mayo.
“We’re trying to explore some options because it’s Cinco de Mayo,” she said. “Nothing’s confirmed yet, but we’re trying to see if we can incorporate it.”
Adkins said Midnight Breakfast is meant to function as a break for students.
“We want to let them relax a little,” she said, “because we know everyone’s going to be studying on Dead Day.”
“We want the students to be able to let off some steam,” Adkins said. “We want them to enjoy the last few hours with their friends before they take off for summer.”
Midnight Breakfast will begin at 10:30 p.m. on Dead Day in the Bean.