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Muster Live: Watch Worldwide Roll Call, Campus Muster Online

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 April 14, 2022 10:57 AM updated: April 16, 2023 8:28 PM

Aggies everywhere can watch on April 21 as The Association's online Muster portal,, livestreams both the Texas A&M campus Muster and the live Worldwide Roll Call for the Absent.

No other university has a tradition like Aggie Muster. For more than a century, Texas Aggies worldwide have gathered together on April 21, in fellowship and camaraderie, and in memory of those lost in the past year. Over 250 Musters are being held in 2022.

6:51 a.m. - Live Worldwide Roll Call

The online Worldwide Roll Call of more than 1,350 names will begin at 6:51 a.m. on the Muster Live site and is replayable afterwards. In this Roll Call, The Association and volunteers will read all names on the 2022 Muster roll of Aggies who have passed away since 2021's Muster and answer "Here" for each. More details are here.

To view and sort the names included in this reading, please visit These are names reported to The Association by end of day April 17, 2022.

Order of names: During the reading, which takes some 2.5 hours, most names will be ordered with the earliest A&M Class years first. (Some names will be called at the end; these were reported after April 12.) Within each Class year, names are alphabetized.

(To determine when an Aggie's name was reported, check the "Notified on" date beside the name on If the date is April 13-17, they will likely be called in a special group of names at the end of the Roll Call. If the date is April 12 or before, they will be called in the main part of the reading alongside their A&M Classmates. Names reported after April 17 are eligible for the 2023 Roll Call.)

Very early Class years: The beginning of this year's Roll Call will include Class years such as 1909, 1913 and 1921. In such cases, the person may have passed away more than a year ago, but they are being called now because the death was only recently reported to The Association and the Aggie had not been previously honored at Muster, as far as is known. 

7 p.m. - Texas A&M campus Muster ceremony

The student-run campus Muster in Reed Arena will begin at 7 p.m. and livestream on Muster Live.  This year's campus Muster speaker is Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service. This gathering is typically the largest Aggie Muster, with thousands in attendance.

For 2022, the campus Muster will call 116 names:

Each Muster calls a different list; visit to find which Muster can call a particular Aggie's name.

More about Muster Live

The Muster Live website was created in 2020 by The Association of Former Students and Texas A&M so that Aggies could gather for Muster virtually. In 2020 and 2021, it also hosted virtual Musters held by dozens of A&M Clubs that could not gather in person due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Muster Live also allows Aggies, family and friends to upload photos and remembrances; this "Muster Reflections" feature will go live for 2022 on April 19.

Virtual Musters past include a 1923 radio broadcast from the Texas A&M campus, with a program of Aggie music and speeches for former students to tune in, as well as the most famous Aggie Muster, held during World War II by Aggies under siege defending Corregidor island in the Philippines. Pinned down at their positions, the Aggie soldiers could not physically gather together on April 21, 1942, but they created a roll call of all Aggies on the island.

The Live Worldwide Roll Call was created by The Association in 2018 to guarantee that all names on the Muster Roll would be called and answered with "Here." Now an annual tradition, the reading takes place at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center. 

The tradition of Aggie Muster

Every year, current and former students of Texas A&M University hold hundreds of gatherings worldwide on or near April 21 (San Jacinto Day, which from the college's earliest years was a day of celebrations and special events at A&M). These gatherings are more than 100 years old; the term "muster," meaning a gathering as of military troops, was first applied in the 1940s.

Musters can be casual or formal, held in backyards, restaurants, hotel ballrooms and parks. Many include a dinner or potluck meal. Each reflects the communities in which they occur and the Aggie volunteers who organize them. The Association of Former Students provides materials, invitations, support and speakers for hundreds of Musters.

A tradition that is common to nearly all modern Aggie Musters is the roll call, in which the names of Aggies who have passed away since the last Muster are read aloud and one or more comrades answer "Here," signifying that they remain present in our hearts.

To find the Muster nearest you, visit To learn where an Aggie's name can be called, visit Find more resources at

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