- UCI has a tradition of organising Guinness World Record attempts for its “Welcome Week”.
- A Guinness adjudicator present at the verified the new world record.
- The school has previously set world records for largest games including dodgeball, balloon tag and water pistol fight.
An official adjudicator was present on hand and confirmed that the game broke the previous record of 1,203 set by Oregon’s Willamette University in 2015.
Students said having attended their first year entirely online was a major reason the university was open to something uncharacteristic and fun.
“I see a lot of people this year who are really willing to just let go of that conception of ‘Oh, I’m too cool for this’ and just really have fun and play the game.”