Walter’s Weekly Fun Fact
While all universities have their own traditions, Raisin Weekend at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland is a unique way to create bonds between incoming freshman students (“freshers”) and upper year students. Each year, new students (referred to as “children”) are “adopted” into academic families led by senior students (“parents”). The whole process culminates during Raisin Weekend when the parents encourage their children to dress up, play games and pull pranks. The final day, Raisin Monday, sees freshers parade through the town before engaging in an all-out shaving cream fight in the Lower Campus — just some good clean fun!