Donning of the Caps at Carolina Hill

Donning of the Caps on Carolina Hill at 3 p.m. sharp!

The Donning of the Caps is the main event of the Walpurgis Eve celebrations. Thousands of celebrators gather in front of Carolina Rediviva to don their student caps, all at once. At 3 o’clock sharp the Vice-Chancellor waves her hat from the balcony and is greeted by thousands of waving hats among the gathered celebrators. Join in greeting the coming of spring at the Donning together with thousands of other Walpurgis celebrators.
No cap of you own? Walpurgis paper student caps will be distributed on Carolina Hill prior to the Donning. Be in time to get one!

Every year a specially designed Walpurgis Eve pin is distributed prior to the Donning of the Caps. An array of the popular pins often adorn the caps at the Donning. Get a pin of your own in front of Carolina Rediviva 2.45 – 2.59 p.m. First come, first served!

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