Traditions

As a member of the Aggie community, you will quickly gain a sense of the deep-seated traditions that capture the "Aggie Spirit." Many of the traditions grew out of the Corps of Cadets, which are often called the "Keepers of the Sprit" and "Guardians of Tradition." The Corps is the United States’ largest uniformed student body outside the military service academies, and its renowned Fightin' Texas Aggie Band is the world’s largest precision military marching band. Listed below are traditions of remembrance, pride, identity and spirit.

Remembering members of the Aggie family:

Silver Taps Monument

Silver Taps

A regular memorial service and final tribute held for Aggie students

 

Muster candle lighting ceremony

Muster

An annual remembrance service held worldwide for Aggies each April 21

 

Bonfire Memorial at night

Bonfire Memorial

A memorial for those Aggie lives lost in the 1999 Bonfire collapse

 

Aggie pride and enthusiasm for athletic events:

12th Man Statue

12th Man

Aggie fans who show their support and readiness by standing at athletic events

 

Aggie Yell Leaders

Yell Leaders

Yell Leaders, using only hand signals from the sidelines, lead Aggie fans in showing their Aggie spirit

 

Represent and identify the Aggie family:

Generations of Aggies wearing their rings

Aggie Ring

A symbol of Aggie values and hard work and a visual reminder of being part of the "Aggie network"

 

People wearing t-shirts that spell H-O-W-D-Y

Howdy

A greeting to and from Aggies and a warm welcome to the university

 

Newer traditions also showcase the Aggie Spirit:

Big Event volunteer carrying ladders

Big Event

The largest student-run service project in the nation, serving the local community

 

Maroon Out at Kyle Field

Maroon Out

A mass display of maroon pride for Aggie football games started by students

 

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