World-record attempt

Thursday, April 18, 2013

St. Cloud State University students will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most people howling on April 26.

More world records

Here are some other "world's largest" Guinness World Records set by U.S. universities:

Largest game of dodgeball - University of California

Largest glowstick design - University of Pittsburgh

Largest showball - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Campus

Most people husking corn - University of Illinois

Longest distance travelled on a slip and slide in one hour - University of Oregon

“The Husky Howl” will take place on the Atwood Mall, the open area south of the Atwood Memorial Center at St. Cloud State. It will be the first Guinness World Record attempt at the university and the first attempt anywhere to set a record for the most people howling.

The record-setting attempt is being organized by the Department of Campus Involvement to help foster Husky spirit among students on campus.

"We want the campus to see itself as a pack," said Lindsey Rogers, the department’s marketing coordinator. "It’s our job is to make student connections happen in an exciting ways, and few things are more exciting than being a world-record holder."

If successful, howling participants will belong to an elite group. According to Guinness World Records, 60,000 applications for records are received each year, but only a few are approved. St. Cloud State needs at least 250 people howling to be considered for the world record.

Individuals who would like to participate in the Husky Howl can get more information and obtain their free tickets at Registration is encouraged since only a limited number of walk-ins will be allowed the day of the event. Registration will close when all tickets are sold or on April 22 at 11:59 p.m., whichever comes first.

Ticketholders will be admitted starting at 7:30 p.m. Walk-ins will be allowed to enter at 8 p.m., and the howl will take place at 8:30 p.m. Parking will be available for free at St. Cloud State lots after 3 p.m. that day.

The department also is seeking community volunteers to help on the night of the event. Anyone interested in volunteering can register online at

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