Beanies were first introduced in fall 1922. The first beanies, called green caps, were made from green felt with a maroon ribbon band. All freshmen were to wear their beanies from the start of school through Homecoming.
The green caps were around until fall 1942 when green dye (produced in Germany) could not be obtained. After 13 years without beanies, they were reintroduced in 1955 in maroon and gold. Ten years later, wearing of the beanies was discontinued for one year, but in 1966 the beanies returned. Today the tradition of beanies is still going strong.
All new students are issued a Concordia beanie – gold to first-year students and maroon to transfer students. First-year and transfer students are encouraged to wear their beanies from move-in Sunday until the Beanie Toss following Convocation on the first day of class.
The Beanie Toss occurs immediately after Convocation. This tradition marks the first day of your Concordia College academic career.