Clarion, Pa.- Each semester on the Sunday before finals week, Clarion students fill Eagle Commons for the Late Night Breakfast. The Late Night Breakfast has become a Clarion University tradition in recent years with food and music for students to enjoy before the hectic week of exams. The breakfast is held once every semester and is a great way for students to unwind.
President Karen Whitney was the brains behind the operation. Starting in 2012, she gathered professors from across the university to serve students breakfast food. Starting at 10 p.m. and lasting until 12:30 a.m. students line up outside the door waiting to get tater tots, french toast and more.
A DJ plays music each year with an open space in front for dancing. Classic favorites such as the “Cupid Shuffle” and other line dance hits always make an appearance. Top 40 songs are also played, but with plenty opportunity for conversation amongst students.
The breakfast is put together and cooked each semester by the staff of Chartwells, who stay after Eagle Commons’ usual closing hours to cook. Large quantities of food are made each time to suit the hundreds of students who will turn up for the breakfast. The food itself is served by the faculty and staff of the university.
Every semester, the event draws hundreds of students to Eagle Commons in search of a mental break and some free food. Lines for it often wrap around the building, and it takes a bit of time for all the students to get through.
The event is free to all students who have a valid student ID including those who do not have a meal plan. The breakfast itself is hosted by Karen Whitney. The event this semester will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6. Get there early and get yourself some good food and a seat, and take a break before finals.