Texas A&M Traditions
Providing not only quality education for students from different walks of life but also a rich cultural diversity to be appreciated by all, Texas A&M University has certain traditions that anyone would surely appreciate once you visit the premises of the school. The Aggies, which is a colloquial term to call those who stay in the University, have a rich culture that they would like to share to the other parts of the nation. These traditions celebrate the meaning of the true Aggie Spirit.
of the Aggies traditions include the Silver Taps, the Muster, and the Bonfire
Memorial. The Silver Taps, which began in 1898, remains one of the oldest
traditions of the University, and one of the most prestigious tributes done in
its history. It commemorates the members, both faculty and students, of the
university who have passed away. The Silver Taps is held in front of the
Aggie tradition is the celebration of the Twelfth Man. This event was started
The Big Event is a relatively newer event, but nevertheless, they uplift the spirits of the Aggies when it comes to camaraderie. The Big Event is an extensive student run event meant to express the thanks of the Aggies to its surrounding communities. This celebration started around 1982 by the Universityís then Vice President of the Student Government Association, Joe Nussbum. The Big Event showcases the idea of unity and service to the communities and other associations which support the Texas A&M University to carry on with their educational endeavors.
Maroon Out is another Aggie tradition meant to strengthen the unity of every
student to support their university. This event was started on 1998 by Kyle
Valentine, who was the Junior president of the Class of 2000. He noticed that