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Axe Handle Tradition


Decorating your axe handle is one of the very first experiences you'll have when you become a Lumberjack — and it's one you'll never forget!

Each year, we distribute more than 2,000 axe handles to new students. Every decorated axe handle is a true original that reflects each student's unique personality. It's a tradition like no other, and most students keep this symbol of pride throughout their college career and beyond.

History of the axe handle tradition

Where do I get my axe handle?

You can pick up a free axe handle and decorate it to reflect your personality at Holler @ Homer, an event held during Weeks of Welcome before our first home football game. Axe handles are also available for purchase at local hardware stores and are usually less than $10.

View more information about Weeks of Welcome.