EVENT ALERT: Midnight Breakfast

Caleb Riley

The Midnight Breakfast/Chill-out is a two-part event held at 9 p.m. until midnight Dec. 10, and is sponsored by the Student Housing Association, APB and Sodexo. The point of the event is to provide stress relief for students before their final exams start at the end of the semester.

The first half of the event is a nighttime breakfast served in the Loft. The food provided will be an array of hot breakfast items including pancakes, eggs and biscuits and gravy.

The second half will have entertainment provided by APB in Carter Hall. Several activities will also occur throughout the evening.

“We typically have around 600 to 700 students attend the event in the fall, and about 500 in the spring,” said Karen Huesmean, student housing association adviser. “We expect for the turnout to be similar to past years and welcome as many students who are able to attend.”

The Midnight Breakfast has traditionally taken place at the end of the fall and spring semesters, and is typically served by USI faculty and staff as a way to offer an escape for students from the anxiety of studying for finals.

The inaugural event took place at the end of the spring semester in 1994. It was hosted by the Student Housing Association and Housing and Residence Life, and was held in what is now the Community Center. In the fall of 1999, Midnight Breakfast joined with the APB Chill-out and moved to the University Center, where it is held today.

Students must bring $1 or a canned good for Archie’s Food Closet in order to be allowed entry into the event. The canned goods are donated, and the money raised is used to purchase items for Archie’s Food Closet.