The Century Tree, located in the heart of campus near the Academic Building, is a place that holds a special place in the heart of many Aggies. Well more than 100 years of age, the tree, a live oak, was one of the first trees planted on Texas A&M's massive 5,200-acre campus. The tree has been the site of numerous 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 under the branches of the Century Tree, , they will eventually marry. If the proposal takes place under the Century Tree, the marriage is supposed to last forever.