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Richard Zagrzecki
Communications Coordinator

Finals Mania to Provide a Welcome Break for Students

Houston, April 17, 2014 - A heaping plate of pancakes after dark? That could only mean one thing: Finals Mania is here!

Finals Mania

The event, which happens at the end of the spring and fall semesters, will take place Tuesday, April 29, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library. It is a tradition at UH that is meant to provide a break for students who have been studying hard for final exams.

Last semester, more than 1,700 students attended, which was a record for the event. Just as many are expected to show up this time around to be served pancakes, turkey sausage, coffee, orange juice and a variety of snacks. Students only need to bring their student ID and a hearty appetite.

"This is a wonderful tradition that just keeps growing each semester," said Maria Honey, assistant director of marketing and communications for Auxiliary Services. "We invite all students to come and have a good time and get their minds off of finals for just a little while."


Like it has since its inception in 2008, the event will officially kick off with members of the UH band performing several songs from the second-floor balcony. Afterward, students will move through the food line, then find a place to sit and socialize with friends for a while before returning to their studies. Cute and cuddly therapy dogs from Faithful Paws will also be there for students to pet.

Finals Mania is sponsored by Auxiliary Services, Dining Services, UH Libraries, truecolor GRAPHICS, Faithful Paws, Canteen Vending and Coca-Cola. More volunteers are always welcome to help with the event. To sign up, contact Jessica Mize, marketing coordinator for Auxiliary Services, at 832-842-9141 or


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