Assumption College Holds Its First-ever 'Flash Mob'

The Class of 2016 was welcomed into the Assumption College community on August 27 at the Matriculation ceremony.

Unbeknownst to the first-year students – and, actually, also to the majority of community members – was the fact that they were going to be treated to a "flash mob" performance following the ceremony.

A flash mob is a group of people mobilized by social media to meet in a public place to do something entertaining -- in most cases, dance – for a short duration. In Assumption's case, 44 campus community members – faculty, staff and students – took part in the 2.5-minute performance, which was held after the Matriculation ceremony and during the campus barbecue. They danced to songs by Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Journey, and many other hit artists, to the surprise and delight of barbeque attendees, on the Hagan Campus Center lawn.

The flash mob was organized by Alexandra Paterson, Assumption's assistant director of student activities; and seniors Megan Evangelista and Nicole Carpenter. Planning started in July.

Check out the video:

Flash Mob 8 27 12 from Assumption College CAB on Vimeo.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews