During welcome week at the University of California, Irvine campus, students chose to partake in breaking the Guinness World Record for the worlds largest pillow fight. A record breaking 4,200 students comprised of mostly freshman and transfers new to the college, superseded the previous record for number of participants, 3,813. Prior to University of California holding the record, Swedish DJs held the record when they staged a pillow fight at one of their concerts in Chicago.
The pillow fight lasted for about 60 seconds with the song Break Free by Ariana Grande playing in the background. The campus also holds the record for largest water pistol fight and largest dodge-ball game.