Another end to a Gannon University school year quickly approaches; the seniors are getting ready to graduate and underclassmen are packing to leave campus for the summer.
But before all of that, students must get through their final exams, which include late-night studying and chowing doing on ramen noodles or mac and cheese.
However, many Gannon students look forward to attending the Mid-Knight pancake breakfast as a way to get out of their rooms and take a break from studying.
Gannon President Keith Taylor, Ph.D., holds the event at the beginning of every finals week.
He invites all students to the Mid-Knight pancake breakfast from 9:30 p.m. to midnight Sunday in the Gannon Cafeteria.
The event is free for Gannon students with their student I.D.
Every semester, there is always a line of students stretching down the hallway to the cafeteria doors at 9:25 p.m., waiting for the Mid-Knight pancake breakfast to begin.
With this time being “crunch time” for many students, the Gannon community loves to attend the final social event of the semester.
Brian Pierce, a sophomore psychology major, said that the Mid-Knight pancake breakfast is a good social event for everyone – especially the graduating seniors.
“Even though the pancake breakfast can be frantic, because of the popularity of the event, I always enjoy going there to hang out with my fraternity brothers,” Pierce said. “We always go as a whole and the event this semester is going to be our last time to hang out with the senior members of our fraternity.
“I’m glad I get this one last chance to spend time with them.”
The popular event involves Taylor and other Gannon faculty and staff members serving the students pancakes, eggs, sausage, home fries and bacon.
Gannon’s University Wellness department will be at the event handing out study ideas and the Recreation and Wellness Center’s finals week schedule.
In addition, the event contains a raffle and prizes, which are awarded throughout the night.
Matthew Burke, a senior mechanical engineering major, said he went to the event a few times and that he enjoys being waited on instead of serving himself.
“My favorite part of the event is having Dr. Taylor serve me food,” Burke said. “It’s not every day that I get served food from the university’s president.
“I’m really looking forward to going there one last time before I graduate.”