Not content to go quietly, the Class of 2011 had an unofficial post-graduation rager last night. The party started as a flash mob on IAB 15, but Public Safety soon stopped by for old time’s sake. During their attempt to kick students out of IAB, tipsters tell us it was a pretty rowdy time:

  • A few girls got on top of tables, took off their shirts, and started downing 40s and bottles of wine
  • People started singing the national anthem, interwoven with chants of “USA! USA!”
  • “Roar, Lion, Roar” was not unexpectedly sung countless times

But alas, Public Safety and NYPD eventually got everyone out of the building, and the party subsequently bounced to the EC Courtyard, then Low Plaza, after which people just gave up trying to control the mass. A few graduates dramatically tweeted their last hurrah; highlights are below (yes, all the #swag ones came from the same person):

  • Final battle of the War on Fun: Columbia seniors vs. NYPD in front of Alma Mater. #epic
  • Columbia seniors just won the war on fun with a flashmob on the 15th floor of SIPA. #seniorswin #2011
  • 15th floor of sipa #swag
  • So many bros #swag
  • #swag
  • Actually this party is pretty cool #swag
  • Low plaza is pretty chill #swag

Photo tipped by Jason Donenfeld