Sometimes you can tell who the freshmen are on a college campus. The scared, lost, or blank eyes can often give you a clue. However, more often than not, they are undistinguishable. From what I can tell in the 50’s and early 60’s, Kansas Wesleyan University freshman wore beanies like the ones pictured below.
|These girls are in the library, unlike everyone today with this 63 degree weather!!|
In the early years, they would have the year that they would graduate embroidered on that hat. I guess back then people really did get through college in four years! However, it must have been too much pressure for those students to graduate on time, so they got rid of the years. If anyone has more information about this tradition, please share your wisdom!