Raisin weekend dates way back into St Andrews’ history, so called because children traditionally gave their mother a present of a pound of raisins to thank her for the weekend’s festivities (these days your mother would probably prefer a bottle of wine…).
The St Andrews academic family is unique. Other universities pair up students with their academic parents but here we say that students can run a student tradition much better than university staff! However, this also means we all have a responsibility, as we are the only custodians of this tradition. So have a fantastic time but remember that this weekend is about much more than just drinking, it’s about making the friends you could keep for life and taking part in one of the traditions that makes St Andrews entirely unique.
Check out our Raisin Guide and remember that the Students' Association and Student Services will be there to help you out if you need it. Call us on (01334 46) 2020 or 01334 476161 (1212 from an internal line) if it’s before 11am or after midnight on Sunday.