It’s fun, it’s tradition—and it’s off-limits at one British institution. Cambridge's Anglia Ruskin University has asked graduates to refrain from the customary mortarboard-toss, arguing that it damages the hats and is dangerous beside, the Guardian reports, after a student needed stitches recently. Grads-to-be, perhaps predictably, derided the advice as “health and safety gone mad.”
"Throwing your hat into the air is part of the student experience," said the student union president. "Who is going to go round stopping it anyway—the hat police?"