March to the Brazos

The original March to the Brazos began in 1909 and ended with World War I. In an attempt to stop mischief on the Campus during April Fool’s Day, the Corps of Cadets marched ten miles down to the old iron bridge over the Brazos for two days of sham battles, camping and swimming. The Cadet Corps re-established the event as a one day hike in 1977 to raise money for the March of Dimes. The annual trek continues to be the largest college fund raiser for the March of Dimes.


Eddie Elizalde, Class of 1985, to the right of the young lady with other members of Squadron Seven during the 1984 March to the Brazos.

Cinco de Mayo




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