“Muster can truly be celebrated anywhere” – 2020 Campus Muster Committee
The committee said its members consulted with university leadership and came to the decision to forgo the usual gathering in favor of a virtual event to ensure the safety of families, students, and the community.
“Muster can truly be celebrated anywhere,” the committee stated in an email to campus. “From its early beginnings on the islands of Corregidor to humble gatherings at the Texas A&M Administration Building, this tradition has never been defined by one singular image or practice. We hope to celebrate this fact and honor the spirit of Muster in a way that is reverent of our fallen Aggies and reflective of the needs of our community.”
In addition, the committee said, the Muster Barbecue will not occur as previously scheduled, but hopes are to integrate elements of the Reflections Display and the Reunion Class into the online celebration.
As with Musters of the past, the new format is being designed to providing a fitting memorial for Aggies who have passed away in the previous year, the committee said.
The committee is seeking help from current and former students, faculty, staff and families and have presented criteria to establish roll call. A select few are modified to represent current virtual changes to this year’s ceremony.
Roll call submissions close Monday, April 13 at 5 p.m.
The Campus Muster will specifically honor Aggies who, at the time of their passing, were one of the following:
- Students currently enrolled at Texas A&M University – Current students are defined as individuals who were enrolled at Texas A&M at the time of their passing;
- Members of the 50-Year Reunion Class (1970) who have passed away in the current year;
- Former students who have an immediate family member that are currently enrolled at Texas A&M at the time of their passing – An immediate family member is defined as spouse, legal guardian, grandparent, parent, sibling, and child;
- Former students who lost their lives while deployed serving on active military duty within the past year;
- Current Texas A&M University College Station faculty and staff who passed away in the present year or retired/relocated within the past four years – past faculty and staff honorees must have ties back to the current campus community.
If you have a loved one who meets any of the above criteria, or if you have any other questions, email the Campus Roll Call Coordinators email@example.com.
To view or add a name to the Worldwide Muster Roll of more than 1,600 Aggies who have passed away in the past year, visit The Association of Former Students website.