A&M–Central Texas Spring 2024 Commencement This Saturday

Karen Clos
May 7, 2024

The Texas A&M University–Central Texas Spring 2024 Commencement will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 11 at the Cadence Bank Center (formerly known as the Bell County Expo Center). The ceremony will also be livestreamed, and information for friends and family is available on the University website at

Officials from the registrar’s office said that an estimated 275 undergraduate degrees and 73 graduate degrees will be received, increasing the number of A&M-Central Texas degrees awarded since 2009 to a 15-year total of 10,837.

Not only will the upcoming ceremony mark the graduation of 348 students, it will also recognize 26 A&M-Central Texas ROTC cadets who are receiving their degrees and being officially commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

Major Kyle Surridge praised the cadets for their devotion to both their education and military service, noting that their achievements are the result of years of hard work that reflects their commitment to degree completion and future as military leaders.

Of the 26 cadets, he said, all have been selected for active duty following their commissioning,13 are graduating with honors, and 22 are the result of the U.S. Army’s Green to Gold Program, a competitive leadership program that offers enlisted men and women the chance to compete for placement in ROTC programs that results in both degree attainment and commissioning.

Tim Eaton, Associate Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications, will represent the Texas A&M University System.

A&M-Central Texas is one of the 11 regional universities of the Texas A&M University System, and it is the only public, upper-level university in Texas, focusing on offering degree programs and coursework for transfer students who may have begun, but never completed, their undergraduate degree, offering a total of 30 undergraduate degree programs and 19 graduate programs, many of which are offered both on campus and 100% online.

A&M-Central Texas President, Dr. Richard M. Rhodes, said that the entire university community looks forward to every graduation because it marks important milestones for both the graduates – many of whom are the first in their families to earn a university degree.

“Every graduate who puts on their cap and gown, takes their place in the procession into the ceremony, and walks across the stage is an inspiration to all of us,” he said. “When they take that degree into their hands, they are walking into a future of prosperity and pride in accomplishment, and every faculty and staff member who contributed to their educational journey celebrates with them.”

A&M–Central Texas is currently registering for the 2024 Summer and Fall Semesters. Priority deadline for applications for summer admissions is May 22nd, and registration is open for the five-week, eight-week, and 10-week summer terms with classes starting on June 2nd. Priority deadline for Fall 2024 applications is August 14th, and registration is currently open through the end of August with the Fall 2024 semester beginning on August 26th. New and returning students are encouraged to enroll early. For more information, contact the admissions office at 254-279-0421 or visit

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