The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
Texas A&M fans react after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
The mad dash to Omaha
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • June 21, 2024

After Texas A&M baseball’s win over Florida sent the Aggies to their first Men’s College World Series Championship Series in program...

Texas A&M pitcher Ryan Prager (18) delivers a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Kentucky at the NCAA Men’s College World Series at in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday, June 17, 2024. Prager went for 6.2 innings, allowing two hits and zero runs. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
Sixth sense
June 18, 2024
Enjoying the Destination
Enjoying the Destination
Cara Hudson, Maroon Life Writer • June 17, 2024

For the history buffs, there’s a story to why Bryan and College Station are so closely intertwined. In 1871 when the Texas Legislature approved...

Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see
Justin ChenJune 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold....

Upcoming traditions in Aggieland

Photo by Photo by Meredith Seaver

Sophomores gain the junior privilege of whooping at Pull Out Day.

Spring semester is a great time to be an Aggie. Students are getting their rings, whooping for the first time, remembering their loved ones and getting to participate in Ring Dance. These traditions are what make Texas A&M so unique and fills both students and alumni with the Aggie Spirit.
Ring Day
Aggie Ring Day is a time honored tradition at A&M where Aggies receive their rings. On this special day, many Aggies choose someone important who means a lot in their life to put the ring on them for the first time. The Alumni Center has different festivities that go on while friends and families gather to take photos and celebrate the academic achievement. Ring Day will be held on April 12 and 13 in the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center.
Ring Dance
Ring Dance, which originated in 1936, is an Aggie’s last tradition. It is a dance put on by Class Councils, and a night where students get to flip their Aggie ring around under the giant ring replica as a symbol of upcoming graduation. Ring Dance will be held on April 28 in the Hall of Champions in Kyle Field.
Pull Out Day
This tradition is when the sophomore class gets together and gets to “pull out,” the junior whooping privilege. As the first Pull Out Day was in 2004 for the class of 2006, this is a relatively new, but popular, tradition. There is generally lots of free food and entertainment held all day before a baseball or basketball game. The event shirts purchased go toward the class gift to the university, which is voted on during their junior year. Pull Out Day will be held on March 29.
Muster is A&M’s most solemn tradition. The first one occurred on June 26, 1883 as a remembrance and roll call was taken. The first on-campus Muster was in 1924, and it has been an on-campus tradition ever since. Aggie Muster is held annually all around the world and honors all Aggies who have passed in the previous year, not just current students. The Muster, the roll call for the absent, is called; the names of those who have passed are read, and their friends and family call “here” and light a candle in their memory. This year, it will be held on April 22.
Maroon and White Game
On parent’s weekend, the A&M football team has a spring scrimmage in Kyle Field. Admission is free, and the game will also be televised. This is a fun activity families like to go to and another opportunity to go to Kyle Field not during football season. Family weekend and the Maroon and White game will be held on April 13.

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *