On Monday, Dec. 14, Ferris students flocked to the on-campus eatery, The Rock, for the biannual “Pancakes with the President.”
Hundreds of students came from every corner of campus to join Ferris President David Eisler and other various faculty members in a late-night breakfast buffet, known as “Pancakes with the President.” The traditional event kicks off each semester’s exam week, and it provides students with a social break from endless hours of textbooks and flashcards.
“If you look around, you see that the students don’t just come and eat, they come to visit,“ said President Eisler. “People really just crave that interaction and companionship after studying their books for so long, and this is a great university effort to do that.”
The event provided multiple bars serving fresh pancakes and sausage links, as well as a central table that spooned out butter and syrup. Tutors from the Academic Support Center offered their services to students looking for extra exam preparation. Every few minutes, announcements were made reading off ticket numbers, trivia answers and prize winners.
“It brought everyone together and made the campus feel more like a community,” said Ferris English sophomore Chelsea Chipman. “I enjoyed being able to take a break from studying and hang out with friends.”
The event is free for all students with a valid Ferris I.D. and is held at the end of each fall and spring semester. For those debating whether or not to attend this event in the spring, it comes with a seal of approval from Eisler himself.
“You ought to just come and try it,” Eisler said. “It’s good food and a great evening.”