RIT Midnight Breakfast Enlists Faculty and Staff to Help Students Brave Finals




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Finals are rapidly approaching. It’s late and you’ve been studying for hours. Stomach rumbling, you enter the dining hall and see your physics professor wearing a hairnet and frying hash browns. A stress-induced hallucination?

The annual Midnight Breakfast at Rochester Institute of Technology, a stress-relieving tradition bringing together hundreds of faculty, staff and students in an informal setting takes place from 10 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Nov. 14, in Gracie’s in Grace Watston Hall.

The event, sponsored by the Faculty in Residence Program through the Center for Residence Life, gives RIT faculty and staff a chance to help students get ready for finals by providing a good hot breakfast and an opportunity to interact outside of the classroom.

Last year, more than 500 students chowed down and 70 faculty and staff volunteers served breakfast, bussed tables and cleaned.

“Going to college is more than just gaining an education—it’s about learning to exist in a community and share experiences with all its members.” says Eleanor Oi, assistant director for residential education. “These casual interactions demonstrate a caring for students’ lives, not merely their academics.”

This event is open only to the RIT community. Cost for RIT students is $2.

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