Today, with "Howdy" as its official greeting, Texas A&M is known as the friendliest campus in the world. It is how Aggies ensure that no one feels like a stranger. Students love to extend a warm howdy to visitors and friends alike. Through the years and changes, A&M has held fast to this tradition and to the many other traditions that have made it great to be a part of a world class institution. Nowhere else can a school so rich in tradition be found. These traditions set A&M apart for other schools and make it a place Aggies love to call home. They provide a foundation which greatness can be built and upon which leadership can flourish.
The origins of Aggies saying "Howdy" is unknown. Each year, Traditions Committee of SGA hosts "Howdy Week" to revive and expand on the tradition of saying "Howdy".