University of Wisconsin–Madison

Homecoming Cane Toss Event

October 20, 2018

3Ls tossing canes over uprights at endzone

Third-year law students are invited to join in our Cane Toss tradition during UW Homecoming festivities. The festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018, with a tailgate in the Law School atrium. Dean Raymond will then lead third-year students to the north end zone of the stadium. Before kickoff, students will run across the field and toss their canes over the goalposts. As the custom goes, students who catch their cane as it comes down on the other side will win their first case. If they drop the cane, they will lose the case. Read more about the history of the cane toss tradition

Family members are also welcome to attend, but must have a ticket to enter the stadium. For information on registering for the cane toss events, please contact Kimberly Raether

Game Day Information

Important information for 3Ls participating in the Cane Toss follows. Please read carefully.

  1. Only GRADUATING LAW STUDENTS will be allowed on the field to participate in the Cane Toss. NO friends or family members are allowed on the field. Additionally, children under the age of 18 are not allowed on the field at any time during Badger football games. Students who disobey this rule will be removed from the stadium and will not be allowed back in.
  2. Students may pick up their tickets, canes and hats beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the "Side Bar" location in the Law School. Students must have their order confirmation with them when picking up their tickets.
  3. The tailgate will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the atrium.
  4. Students using their own student tickets must leave for the stadium at 9:50 a.m., enter through the student gate, and make their way over to Section L inside Gate 4 to meet the rest of the group.
  5. Dean Raymond will lead all law students from the Law School to Camp Randall for the Cane Toss. We will leave the Law School at 10 a.m. SHARP in order to make it to the stadium and into Section L by the north end zone before the band arrives.
  6. Students not attending the tailgate should meet at the Law School at 9:50 a.m. to walk to the stadium with the rest of the group. Special accommodations have been made for our group to enter through Gate 4. Those preferring not to walk with the group must make it to Gate 4 and into Section L by the north end zone by 10:20 a.m. in order to run with the rest of the group.
  7. UW Law School and the University of Wisconsin are not responsible for any items lost or stolen during the Cane Toss.
  8. Guests wanting to observe the Cane Toss should be in their seats no later than 10:20 a.m.

Carry-in Policy

Participants should review Camp Randall’s carry-in policy prior to the Cane Toss. It is also recommended that students not carry any valuables onto the field that they may lose during their run across the field.

3Ls running across field to endzone

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