Midnight Breakfast to feature live music, launch students into a day of study
With only a couple weeks of class left, students are beginning to anticipate Lee’s ceremonial late night of piled-high study guides and pancakes.
Every year on the last day of classes, Residential Life and Housing hosts Midnight Breakfast, an event where everyone on campus can come together with or without a meal plan and enjoy breakfast food in celebration of the semester’s end.
While fall’s event includes karaoke, the spring semester brings live music inside the dining hall and music and games outside.
Resident Director and Midnight Breakfast planning committee member Hannah Gilstrap believes that Midnight Breakfast is a way to celebrate students’ hard work before jumping into studying the next day.
“It is more of a celebration for how much you have done in the semester,” Gilstrap said. “It’s more of a ‘let’s celebrate together and have a launching point from there into reading day.’”
Area Coordinator for Residential Life and Housing Katie Rutkowski is also on the committee for planning Midnight Breakfast. Rutkowski attended this event when she was a student at Lee and said to her, this was never viewed as a means of launching into study but as a final get-together with her friends.
“Midnight Breakfast was definitely a last hoorah with friends on my hall before exams started up and people headed home,” said Rutkowski.
Senior communications major Hadley Peters, however, agrees with Gilstrap, saying this was a great way to prepare for a day elbow deep in textbooks.
“I wouldn’t study after Midnight Breakfast, but I would study all day on Reading Day,” Peters said.
For this semester’s Midnight Breakfast, Gilstrap encourages everyone to wear their favorite summer gear to the dining hall on Tuesday, April 23, at 11 p.m.