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Silver Taps To Return To Academic Plaza

The Traditions Council announced the ceremony can now be held in-person after a review of COVID-19 data.
By Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications October 14, 2020

The Spirit Plaza Silver Taps marker.
The Spirit Plaza Silver Taps marker.

Mark Guerrero/Texas A&M Marketing & Communications


After switching to a virtual format for the fall, the Traditions Council announced on Wednesday that it is now viable to hold in-person Silver Taps ceremonies in Academic Plaza, when necessary.

The decision was made after a thorough review of COVID-19 data collected over the last two months by the Silver Taps Committee, consisting of Traditions Council, Student Assistance Services and the Department of Student Activities. University officials had previously decided to hold the event virtually due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protocol for Silver Taps attendees will be adjusted in order to comply with health and safety guidelines, according to Traditions Council. More detailed information is forthcoming.

The event will continue to be simulcast on KAMU-TV and Texas A&M’s YouTube channel. Follow Traditions Council social media for more information.

Silver Taps is held the first Tuesday of each month from September-April, if necessary, following a student’s death. It is one of the final tributes held for any current professional, graduate or undergraduate student who has died during the year.

Media contact: Lesley Henton,

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