/ About

This is history.
This is Tradition.
This is BONFIRE.

Begun in 1907 off campus, near the rail station to celebrate an Aggie win over Tulane, Bonfire stood first and stands today as a celebration of who we are.

Over a process that lasts an entire year, students fill the boots of those who have gone before. They enact a memory of Aggies we lost, and rekindle perpetually a great legacy.

Bonfire is the foremost leadership lab of its kind in the world. Completely student led and executed, Aggie students test and form themselves and each other throughout the year-round process of building Bonfire.

Bonfire-motivated Aggies go on to change the worlds around them, in their communities, families, and professions.

Through building Bonfire, Aggies do not just acquire not competencies, strength, resilience, and courage.

The necessary product of the mission engenders a sense of duty and pride in sharing these gifts.

Aggies don't build Bonfire.
Bonfire builds Aggies.
/ Burn: 1.21.23

We only
burn it
to build

8:15pm  Welcome

Messages from Friends of the Fire and Head Stack '22

8:25pm  Invocation

Delivered by Deacon Ron Fernandes '94

8:30pm  Burn Night Speech

Presented by Fred McClure '76

8:40pm  Torches Lit

The lighting ceremony begins

You don’t always control your circumstances,
but you can always control your response.
Gen. Jim Mattis 2022 Season Moti Quote

Since 2009, Old Army Supply Co. has made the official shirt of every Bonfire season.

The back features the 2022 Stack after Last Shift. The front is the outhouse, still made by the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band.

Order Today and help build Bonfire 2023.

/ Contact

Drop us a line,
share Good Bull,
join up.

Stack Site

Old Hearne Rd.
Bryan, TX 77807
30.741246, -96.466975

Mailing Address

PO Box 1171
College Station, TX 77841

/ Support

Bonfire is completely student led and executed. But that work is only possible through your support.

Aggies are building Bonfire year-round, requiring equipment, tools, fuel, food, wire, cables, ropes, power, rentals, and more. By donating, you give students what they need to keep the flame undying.