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No place like foam

Hundreds of students take part in the annual Raisin Monday foam fight in St Andrews on Monday 22 October.

23 October 2018Student experience

University of St Andrews traditions

From the curse of Patrick Hamilton’s initials to the May Dip, the University of St Andrews has many unique traditions and superstitions, some as old as the buildings themselves. As a new student these might seem odd, but they quickly become part of your St Andrews life. Red gowns The most famous tradition associated with […]

22 August 2017Student experience

The art of graduation

Exhibitions reveal new insights into old traditions.

16 January 2014University news

Those pesky kids

Centuries-old tradition offers “sustenance and comfort” to undergraduates who take part in a long forgotten Easter custom

31 March 2013University news

Black gowns introduced for students at St Andrews

Postgraduates to have equivalent of traditional red undergraduate gown.

2 April 2012Student experience