Finals Mania Marks Decade of Treating Students to Pancakes and More

University of Houston students can take a much-needed break from studying for final exams and get recharged at Finals Mania, a popular campus tradition now in its 10th year.

The free event is slated for Monday, Dec. 3, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library.

Serving up scrumptious pancakes, turkey sausage and more, this biannual tradition provides a delicious evening "breakfast" for students and a welcome opportunity to refuel. Special appearances by the UH Band, cheerleaders and other VIP guests will be featured, including several former students who were instrumental in planning and launching the very first Finals Mania in 2008.

Once the event kicks off, students will make their way through the food line. All they need to bring is their Cougar Card ID and a hearty appetite. They can choose from among several types of pancakes, including a brand new flavor this semester: birthday cake. Toppings can be added and a beverage station will offer a variety of different drinks.

Plenty of pancakes and sausage will be prepared, but students are encouraged not to arrive too late, as food will be served only as long as supplies last.

Every student who attends and brings their Cougar Card ID will be sent a survey. Those who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card.

Want to see what Finals Mania is all about? Photos from previous ones can be viewed online.

Finals Mania is sponsored by Auxiliary Services, Dining Services, UH Libraries, Canteen Vending and Coca-Cola.