The Student Alumni Association will have their Third Annual Midnight Breakfast Monday in The Bean.
Midnight breakfast is an ACU tradition held on Dead Day before finals week where students gather in The Bean to eat breakfast for dinner and let loose before tests start. It will begin at 10:30 p.m. and goes until midnight Dec. 7.
“It is so great to be able to take a break from studying and enjoy some fun activities as well as all you can eat breakfast to get you ready for finals week,” said Katy Westerlage, president of SAA.
The event was originally created by the Parents’ Organization in the early ’90s, but in 2013, SAA took over the event.
One of the goals for this year’s event is to get upperclassmen more involved. Typically, mostly freshman and sophomores attend the event because they have meal plans. However, if upperclassmen don’t have a meal plan and still wish to go, it’s only $5.
For the event, SAA has spent about $800 for the evening. The funding will pay for games, karaoke, a photo booth and door prizes.
“It’s a super fun tradition,” said Westerlage, senior speech pathology major from Richland Hills. “We love having everyone be there and be able to do this fun thing for the student body before the break.”
Mikai Brown, freshman nursing major from Longview, said she’s looking forward to midnight breakfast and is excited to see what all the talk is about.
“The upperclassmen on my volleyball team told the freshmen that we all should go,” Brown said. “I have never heard of anything happening like this before, but I think it is really cool that they are putting this event together for students that will help take away from the stress of finals.”
The midnight breakfast tradition is part of a growing effort around campus to put students in the holiday spirit before break begins. On Monday, Students’ Association began a new tradition by putting up a Christmas tree in the GATA Fountain. Both of these are examples of student groups looking to contribute to the ACU community and give students a reason to celebrate during the stress of finals.