Every Aggie has a home away from home in the Memorial Student Center, Texas A&M’s student union. However, this facility is unique because it is also a memorial. After the world wars, former students wanted to build a memorial to honor all of the Aggies that had lost their lives during battle—and at the same time, the students wanted to build a student center. The 纪念学生中心 — or the MSC, as it is known on campus — was built and dedicated on 鼓起 Day (April 21) 1951 to all of the Aggies that have lost their lives in wars past, present, or future.
The MSC also houses three art galleries, multiple eating facilities, a bookstore, a bank, piano practice rooms, and The Flag Room. The Flag Room, also known as the “living room of Texas A&M,” is a place where students often gather to study, meet friends to eat, have meetings, or just to take a nap between classes.