Donning of the Caps on Carolina Hill

Come to the Donning of the Caps and experience the magic atmosphere on Carolina Hill! Greet the coming of spring together with Uppsala University’s Vice-Chancellor and other enthusiastic Walpurgis Eve celebrators.

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.

Get this year’s specially designed Walpurgis Eve pin at the Donning of the Caps. First come, first served!

Some key times:
14.45–14.59 Distribution of the year’s specially designed Walpurgis Eve pin outside Carolina Rediviva. First come, first served!

15.00 The Donning of the Caps. Uppsala University’s Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson welcomes spring on the Carolina Rediviva balcony.

See you on Carolina Hill at 3 p.m. sharp!

Donning of the Caps on Carolina Hill