Facts about A&M Traditions

Camaraderie thrives through the intangible Aggie Spirit — the bond that transcends generations to connect graduates through the time-honored traditions that set Texas A&M apart from other universities.

Texas A&M's Corps of Cadets is the largest uniformed body of university students in the nation outside the U.S. service academies, with some 2,300 men and women in ROTC programs in all four military branches. Many of the university's most cherished traditions that live on today grew out of the early Corps experience.

Some of the most recognized Aggie traditions include:

  • 12th Man tradition of standing during football games
  • Midnight Yell, which attracts 30,000-plus Aggies to Kyle Field for a yell practice the night before a home football game
  • Muster, an annual gathering to honor Aggies who have died since the last muster ceremony.

The official mascot of Texas A&M is a collie named Reveille, also known as the First Lady of Aggieland. The school colors are maroon and white. The distinctive Aggie Ring, designed more than 100 years ago, serves as the symbolic link to the Aggie network of former students.