Guess what's back. Back again: 14-16 April, 2017!

Join us in St Andrews from Friday 14 - Sunday 16 April, 2017 for what will be an outstanding weekend of events all with one aim in mind - to give you the chance to relive your student days back on the cobbled streets and sports fields in the auld grey toon!

Whether you left last year or many years before, the Alumni Festival Weekend will provide you with the chance to visit old haunts and create new memories.

The varied programme brings together a wide range of events hosted by sports clubs at Saints Sport, by student societies at the Students' Association and by Development to ensure that there really is something for everyone.

Our programme for 2017 will launch on St Andrew's Day (30 Nov 2016) but in the meantime 'like' us on Facebook for more details on how you can get involved! 

Friday 15 April

Sports... (contact

  • Basketball - alumni v student friendly (4.00-7.00pm at University Sports Centre)
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  • Football - alumni v student friendly (6.30pm at Tannadice Park, Dundee - free entry)
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  • Sports Hall of Fame opening - (7.30pm at University Sports Centre) 
  • Golf Ball
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  • Netball - alumni dinner
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...and Societies (contact

  • Union Debating Society - alumni debate: 'This House Has Seen Better Days' (7.30-9.30pm at Parliament Hall)
  • Mermaids - 'Cloud Nine' (7.30pm at The Byre Theatre)
  • Postgraduate Society - alumni social (8.00pm at Sandy's Bar, Students' Association - karaoke follows from 8:30pm)
  • BOP - (10.00pm-2.00am at Club 601, Students' Association)

Saturday 16 April

Sports... (contact

  • Rugby - Saints Rugby 7s (all day at University Sports Centre)
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  • Football - 6s tournament (9.30am at University Sports Centre, open to all)
  • Netball -  alumni v student friendly (10.00am-12.00pm at University Sports Centre)
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  • Volleyball -  alumni v student friendly (10.00am-12.00pm at University Sports Centre)
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  • Basketball -  alumni v student friendly (12.00-2.00pm at University Sports Centre)
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  • Badminton -  alumni v student friendly (12.00-2.00pm at University Sports Centre)
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  • Fencing(2.00-6.00pm at University Sports Centre)
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  • Aikido(2.00-6.00pm)
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  • Ladies' Golf -  alumni v student tournament (morning, Eden Course)
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  • Football Ball, Rugby 7s Afterparty

...and Societies (contact

  • St Salvator's Chapel Choir - Choral Evensong (6.00-7.00pm at St Salvator's Chapel)
  • The Fellowship - reunion (1.00-3.00pm, venue TBC)
  • Canmore Catholic Society - Tea, Coffee & Cake Reception (2.00-4.00pm at Canmore Chaplaincy, 24 The Scores)
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  • Music is Love - reunion (8.00pm at Beacon Bar, Students' Association)
  • Mermaids - 'Cloud Nine' (7.30pm at The Byre Theatre)
  • Alumni pub crawl(at 8.00pm - meet at the Beacon Bar, Students' Association)
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Sunday 17 April

Sports... (contact

...and Societies (contact

  • Canmore Catholic Society - African-themed pot-luck dinner (6.00pm at Canmore Chaplaincy, 24 The Scores)
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  • Charities Campaign - St Andrews Summer Fayre (11.00am-4.00pm at St Mary's Quad)
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  • Mermaids - 'Soliloquies and Sonnets' (4.00pm, St Andrews Botanic Garden, KY16 8RT)
  • Mermaids - 'The King is Dead' (7.00-8.00pm, Barron Theatre)



Also on in St Andrews during the Alumni Festival Weekend:

Sunday 17 April A Cappella and Alumni Reception (2.00pm at Students' Association)






This event is to celebrate the opening of the refurbished Students' Association and gives alumni, donors and friends the opportunity to see the naming plaques around the building that they may have contributed towards. Entertainment will be provided by The Alleycats. 

RSVPs should be sent to Nichola Barrett: E: or T: +44(0)1334 461901 by Monday 11 April 2016

Byre Theatre:
Friday 15 April – George Egg: Anarchist Cook – comedian (8.00pm)
Saturday 16 April – MET Opera – Robert Devereux (5.55pm)
Sunday 17 April - Douglas Gibson: Across Canada by Story (7.30pm, £12/£10 - tickets)

One World: Exploring Cultures Across Continents (at MUSA)
Skyward: A study in Flight (at Gateway Galleries)
Journeys – 600 Years of the University of St Andrews (at Gateway Galleries)

St Salvator's Chapel Sunday Service
Sunday 17 April
- led by University Chaplain Rev Donald MacEwan at St Salvator's Chapel (11.00am)

 More events and details are being added all the time so do keep checking back to see what else we have in store!
All times and venues subject to change


For now, all that's left to say is that we hope to see you at the Alumni Festival Weekend 2017. If there's an event you would like to see during the weekend why not drop an email to us here in St Andrews and we'll see what we can do to make it happen! 

To see highlights of the 2016 Festival visit our gallery and online review (coming soon)!

To see highlights of the 2015 Festival visit our gallery and online review!


Special Alumni Accommodation Offers!

Overnight Self-Catered Accommodation at DRA
There are five bedrooms in each flat: bedrooms feature one double bed, en-suite shower room, telephone and television. Tea/coffee-making facilities are available in the shared kitchen. Towels, linen and toiletries are provided. Special rate for weekend obtainable by emailing Kerry and quoting AFW16.

Room rates: single occupancy £37.80 per night; double Occupancy £50.40 per night.

Fairmont St Andrews
To receive a special 20% alumni discount on the best available room rates, use the promotion code PUFS when booking accommodation online.

NB: Fairmont St Andrews is situated approximately three miles out of town. The hotel opperates a complimentary shuttle service to and from St Andrews. 

Special Alumni Golf Deals!

Fairmont St Andrews is pleased to offer alumni attending the Alumni Festival Weekend a discounted green fee of £40 per person (one third off the standard £60 fee) on the Torrance or Kittocks Course (subject to availability and from noon on each of these days). Simply contact the Pro Shop at Fairmont St Andrews directly and quote St Andrews Alumni when making your booking. T: +44 (0)1334 837023