The Common Moment 2012 program featured music and movement from around the world. Students embodied the traditions of these cultures through dance, movement, traditional, and non-traditional sounds. The Common Moment featured Ghanaian, Japanese, South Indian, Caribbean, and American Contra dance and music ensembles. All new students were assigned to a cultural group and spent time rehearsing before performing their dance with their respective musical groups. After the performances, the new students crossed the rope created from their wish ties and formed a human graph representing the results from their FYM survey taken upon arrival. The Common Moment concluded with a performance by Prometheus, Wesleyan's fire dancing student group.