The University of Texas at El Paso’s Division of Student Affairs and Office of Student Life will present the end-of-semester event Up All Night at the Union and the traditional Midnight Breakfast, beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, inside Union Building East.
The event and midnight breakfast are free for all UTEP students. A canned food drive benefitting local food banks will kick off the night’s festivities. Students will receive a free T-shirt in exchange for two cans of food. Other activities include the Stress Free Zone, which incorporates relaxing music, coloring and play-dough, as well as a room designated for board and card games.
Additionally, students will have access to all conference rooms in the Union Building with audio/visual accessibility. Many of the food venues, such as Jamba Juice, Starbucks, El Cazo, Pizza Hut and made-to-order omelets, will be open from 9 p.m. until midnight. A free breakfast will be served at midnight.
There will be a showing of the Christmas classic “A Christmas Story” at the Union Cinema at 10 p.m., and free coffee and donuts will be served to the first 500 students.
Up All Night has come to be one of the most popular traditions that students look forward to every year.
“Up All Night gives students the opportunity to study, relieve stress and spend time with friends,” said Nicole Aguilar, director of the Office of Student Life. “We believe in creating a sense of community and belonging, and supporting our students beyond the classroom. By joining us at Up All Night, students will experience a little bit of everything. If they want to focus on studying, they will find it. If it’s a break they are looking for, they will find that, too.”