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Campus Muster To Be Hybrid Virtual, In-Person Event

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 April 2, 2021 9:39 AM updated: April 2, 2021 10:58 AM

Last year’s student-run campus Muster was virtual only: filmed with no audience present, and streamed online.

This year, a limited number of family and guests will attend the April 21 event in Reed Arena — and Kyle Field will be opened for the public to watch the 7 p.m. livestream together.

For details on attending the livestream at Kyle Field (parking, masks, social distancing), visit tx.ag/KyleViewing2021

The public can also watch online at MusterLive.AggieNetwork.com. This website was created last year to host the unprecedented virtual 2020 Muster; it was built by Texas A&M and The Association of Former Students. The campus Muster also receives $15,000 a year in support from The Association.

Find plans for over 190 Musters worldwide at tx.ag/FindAMuster and get help with hosting your own at tx.ag/HostAMuster.

2021 campus Muster Chair Lauren Kraus ’19 said the student organizers were committed to finding a way to bring honored families and the university community back to campus for the ceremony.

“We are thrilled to open Kyle Field for students and any others looking to Muster with us,” Kraus said. “Our priority is to our honored families and the campus we serve. We are thankful to our Texas A&M partners as they helped us open this way for our peers to safely engage with the ceremony. Kyle Field participants will feel as if they are right with our honored families on the floor of Reed Arena.

“We know the act of gathering in person somewhere with fellow Aggies feels just as part of the Muster tradition as a solemn ‘here.’ We are excited to broaden Muster to meet this current moment.”

Campus Muster will begin at 7 p.m. April 21; traditionally, fewer than 200 names are called at this Muster (view names: tx.ag/CampusMusterRoll). Hundreds of Aggie Musters worldwide each call their own roll. To learn more about where a particular Aggie’s name can be called, visit tx.ag/WhichMuster.

More than 1,500 names are expected to be on 2021’s complete worldwide Muster roll of Aggies, viewable at tx.ag/RollCall. Please add names by April 14: tx.ag/MusterReport.

The complete roll will be read online and answered with “Here” at sunrise (6:51 a.m.) April 21 in The Association’s annual Worldwide Roll Call on MusterLive.AggieNetwork.com.

Website visitors can say “Here” virtually and contribute memories and photos.

The Association began the Worldwide Roll Call reading in 2018 to ensure that no Aggie’s name would go unanswered.

The 1,500 names are also shown on a screen at the campus Muster.

This year’s campus Muster speaker is a former U.S. Air Force chief of staff, retired Gen. T. Michael Moseley ’71.

His Class, the Class of ’71, is the 50 Year Reunion Class and as such are traditional honored guests at the campus Muster. A small group representing the Class of ’71 will be in attendance at Reed Arena.

Campus Muster is organized by the student Aggie Muster Committee. In addition to the $15,000 this event receives from The Association each year, funds from Association donors provide support to hundreds of Musters worldwide

The Association provides timelines and planning for Muster chairs, offers Muster speakers at tx.ag/SpeakersBureau and mails hundreds of thousands of Muster invitations.

Donations averaging $14 a month from thousands of Association donors make these efforts possible and keep Aggie Muster strong.

Find more Muster information and frequently asked questions at tx.ag/MusterLinks2021.

 


Your donations allow The Association of Former Students to support Aggie traditions, scholarships and programs for current and former students. Thank you! You can make a gift of any amount at tx.ag/Give.



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