Campus Life

Silver Taps Feb. 7 To Honor Five Aggies

February 1, 2017

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Since 1898, our student body has kept Silver Taps as one of the finest traditions of Texas A&M University.  Silver Taps is a tribute paid to an Aggie who, at the time of his / her death was enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional courses at Texas A&M University.

Silver Taps will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 10:30 pm at the Academic Plaza in honor of Lauren Elizabeth Brown, Tyrel Corrigan Brown, William Lucas “Luke” Douphrate III, Matthew Allen Hayes and Andrew Michael Sutter.

In preparation for the ceremony, all residence halls, buildings and streetlights surrounding the Silver Taps ceremony site (Academic Plaza area) will be darkened from 10:15 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  The darkness and quiet, which cover the campus, emphasize the solemn mood for Silver Taps.

This time honored tradition merits participation by every student, faculty, staff and visitor.  All are highly encouraged to attend this ceremony.  Additionally, individuals are encouraged to write a short letter or note to the families of the fallen.  You may do so at the memorial boxes located at the Academic Plaza, West Campus Library, as well as at the tables on the Quad and in front of Koldus.

Transportation Services provides free parking in the University Center Garage between 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. for Silver Taps attendees.  In the case of severe weather, Silver Taps will be held in an alternate location.  For more information about the Silver Taps tradition, please visit,

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