Slime Caps

Baylor students began wearing caps with the year of their anticipated graduation embroidered on them as early as the turn of the 20th century. By the 1940s, the nickname "Slime" was popular for Baylor freshmen. Entering students were required to wear their cap as a symbol of their status, usually with their name and hometown on the bill, which was turned up for others to see. Today, freshmen receive their slime caps at Baylor Line Camp or in the Traditions Box at Move-In Day, and, while no longer required to wear them, new students proudly display their small green beanies featuring their year of expected graduation.