The senior year focuses on executive leadership. Cadets establish policy, set rules and determine the course of the organization for the upcoming year. Seniors hold a variety of leadership positions throughout the units, the special units and on the Corps staff. With senior year comes many privileges – the most recognizable of which is the opportunity to wear the Corps senior boots.
In the fall, there are numerous events. At each of the football games, the seniors from one unit earn the honor of standing on the football field as the “Officers of the Day.” All senior cadets participate in Boot Line by creating a tunnel for the football players to enter the field through.
Elephant Walk, a school-wide tradition, is something all seniors look forward to. The morning is filled with speakers and activities, and ends with a walk around campus where the seniors say goodbye to the school and unofficially step down as the leaders of the school. At March to the Brazos and Final Review, the seniors step down, turning the Corps leadership over to the junior class. The year ends with another campus tradition, earning the Aggie rings and Ring Dance, where all seniors gather to celebrate their time together at A&M.