For the second year running, Rutgers University has seen a record number of people attending its commencement ceremony. Almost 30,000 people including faculty, students and their family and friends attended the ceremony, which was held on Sunday. The commencement was host to about 12,890 graduating students from Rutgers University this year, which is an increase for the second year in a row.
The ceremony was held in the schools football stadium, something which hasn’t been done since the 1970′s. A large screen displayed banners of the academic units and also the University Gonfalon. The ceremony was also host to the first year of graduates from the School of Arts and Sciences, which was first opened in 2006.
Richard McCormic, Rutgers President said “We gather here at Rutgers Stadium for the first time in many years, with the largest commencement crowd, and the largest graduating class, in our history,”
Biomedical Engineer major, Josh Rys said “It’s exciting to see so many people at one time and in the same place.”
Commencement speaker, Toni Morrison addressed the large crowd with words urging them not to seek only personal success because it’s a “barren and trivial pursuit.”
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