Purpose: The purpose of the Traditions Executive is to plan and carry out USU traditions that connect students to the university in an unbreakable bond, enrich the Aggie culture, and remind students--both past and present--why they cherish their experience at Utah State.
Homecoming: Homecoming week is dedicated to welcoming back Aggies young and old to Utah State. Some of the events that take place include pep rallies, a parade down Main Street, a procession to the stadium, the big game, and even True Aggie Night. Aggie Ice Cream is enjoyed throughout!
True Aggie Night: In 1916, several students from Salt Lake City founded the Beno Club. In 1916, the Benos erected a "Block A," which was placed to the west of the Mechanic Arts Building. In the late 1930s, the monument was moved to the front of the Library, at the east end of the Quad. When construction began on the Merrill Library in the early 1960s, the Block A went into storage. In 1967, past students, alumni, and older faculty members campaigned to have the Block A returned to the Quad, where it was erected atop Old Main Hill, just northwest of the Main Building.
The Block A has stood as a traditional monument to aggie spirit. Campus tradition dictates that only those who kiss while sitting on the Block A, under a full moon, can be "true aggies.” Today one can become a "True Aggie" by receiving a kiss on the "A" under a full moon at midnight by somebody who already is a "True Aggie," or on Homecoming or A-Day by somebody who is not.
A Week: The Utah State Student Alumni Association hosts A-Day each year. It started as a day set aside each spring for all students and faculty members to give the campus a "thorough grooming." During A-Day, students would participate in activities, such as projects, free lunch, assemblies, a football game on the QUAD, and a special student body dance. Today A-Day has turned into a week of activities and service projects. Some of the most popular include True Aggie Night, Day on the Quad, a 5K race, and Senior Celebration.