The Century Tree, located near the Academic Building, is a place that holds a special place in the heart of many Aggies. Well over 100 years old, the tree was one of the first trees planted on Texas A&M's massive 5,200-acre campus. The beautiful live oak has been the site of countless Aggie marriage proposals, weddings, and tourist snapshots because of its immense size and its unique drooping branches, many of which rest on the ground. Tradition says that if a couple walks together underneath the Century Tree, they will eventually marry — and if a marriage proposal takes place under the tree, the marriage will last forever.

Related Traditions

If a marriage proposal takes place under the tree, the marriage will last forever.

Aggies Remember

Whether or not there is credence to the legend, I once walked under the Century Tree as a freshman and I didn't date anyone in college, but I've dated since college. On the same token, whoever I eventually do marry, I plan to walk beneath the Century Tree with.

- Matthew Keller ’13

I can still remember that day like it was yesterday. My nerves were high and my heart was pounding. There was no doubt that I wanted to propose to my girlfriend underneath the Century Tree. So after making up a story to get her to the tree, getting down on one knee, fumbling through my words and asking the magical question … she said yes. And I knew then that my Aggie experience wouldn’t have been complete without a proposal underneath the Century Tree.

- Randy Reyes ’01