Caitlin "Cait" Shields '11 March 19, 2020 10:03 PM updated: March 20, 2020 2:43 PM
As precautionary measures are taken to curb the spread of COVID-19, adjustments are being made to events across our country, and Aggie Muster is no exception.
The Association of Former Students strongly encouraged local Muster chairs and A&M Club presidents to follow the guidance from medical experts and federal, state and local officials and not gather for Muster on or around April 21. The Association is providing support for those who want to hold Muster in a virtual format or delay until this summer. Read the full email sent this week here.
In line with Texas A&M and CDC recommendations, the student-run Muster Committee made the difficult decision to not hold this year’s Campus Muster Ceremony in person and are looking at alternatives. Read more here.
But rest assured, every Aggie's name reported to The Association will be called and answered "Here" for during the third Worldwide Roll Call for the Absent. Continuing a tradition that began in 2018, The Association will call all 1,600-plus names on the Worldwide Muster Roll and answer “Here” for each in a three-hour reading that will be livestreamed April 21 on AggieNetwork.com.
The Association began this Worldwide Roll Call to ensure that no names would go unanswered for Muster, a Texas A&M tradition more than a century old. Learn more, including how to add a name to the roll call, here.
Many activities have been disrupted in Aggieland and elsewhere in recent weeks. Although the "temporary new normal" we’re living in may require that some of our traditions take on a different look in 2020, the spirit of those traditions remains unaltered. As we’ve seen time and again during times of crisis, from world wars to hurricanes, the Aggie Spirit will prevail.
The Association of Former Students has a bold vision to engage 100,000 donors annually for Texas A&M by the end of 2020. To learn more, visit tx.ag/100Kby2020. To help us help more Aggies, make a gift at tx.ag/give.