University of St Andrews: Raisin Monday foam fight 2021

Almost a thousand students gathered at the University of St Andrews to take part in the annual Raisin Monday foam fight today (Monday 18 October 2021), for the first time in two years due to Covid restrictions.

St Andrews is home to a large number of academic families: a spontaneous tradition where older students adopt first year students as ‘children’ and can help guide them in a system of mentoring. This is a fantastic way for first year students to meet new people, and many of the friendships that begin as part of the academic family tradition continue throughout a student’s time at the University and beyond.

This ‘mentoring’ culminates in Raisin Weekend when children are entertained by their parents and are encouraged to play pranks and silly games.

On Raisin Monday, the children dress in embarrassing, flamboyant costumes, are given strange objects with a traditional Latin inscription, and are let loose on Lower College lawn for an enormous shaving foam fight.

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