You are now in the main content area

Largest Macarena dance Guinness World Record attempt kicks-off TMU Orientation Week 2022

Other highlights include a live brass band performance and group class photo
August 26, 2022

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) will welcome more than 2,500 first-year students with a number of Orientation Week events taking place Sunday, August 28th to Monday, September 5th 2022. Organized by TMU’s Student Life and Campus Engagement office, Orientation Week provides an opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with the campus, meet other students and become engaged in university life.

The Guinness World Record attempt for the largest macarena dance will take place at orientation kick-off, which will also include a live brass band and group class photo. With an expected 2,500 participants, the attempt will be as ambitious as it is interactive. The dance craze sparked by the iconic song will be an excellent way to generate school spirit and foster community.

What:  Guinness World Record attempt at the largest Macarena dance as part of Toronto Metropolitan University’s Orientation Week kick-off. Other highlights include a live brass band and class photo.

Who: New students 
Orientation Week representatives upon request 

When:  Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 / Press are invited to capture the event from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Toronto Metropolitan University Community Park at 50 Gould St., Toronto.  Also known as the Quad 

Key info:

  • TMU’s Orientation Week takes place the week before classes begin and gives incoming students the chance to connect with other new students, get familiar with their academic program, and get to know their way around campus. There will be more than 120 events including program specific orientations, information about how to access on-campus supports, and many engaging performances, concerts and giveaways. Our Orientation Week is designed to meet the needs of all new students. Orientation takes place Sunday August 28th to Monday September 5th 2022.
  • Orientation Week welcomes new students with a jam-packed week full of activities that support academic success, connect students to the larger campus community and provide active learning experiences that enhance student engagement socially and academically.
  • For a roundup of exciting events that students can look forward to please visit the  Orientation Week round-up or the Road to TMU page (external link) .  


If you are interested in arranging an interview with students or TMU spokespeople on site, please email Tania Ulrich at or call +1-647-785-0984 in advance. 

Media Officers: Tania Ulrich (647-785-0984), Jessica Leach (416-704-2166 )