Graduates of Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey received a special treat at their recent commencement ceremony when Jon Bon Jovi followed his speech with a performance of a new song called ‘Reunion’ to commemorate the occasion.
“As the night ignites the day, go make some memories along the way,” he sings in the track. “Or write your song, sing along, love your life. Learn to laugh, dare to dance, touch the sky. Take pictures each step of the way. Make this the best of the rest of your days. Start your revolution. And I’ll see you at the reunion.” You can watch the full performance here.
Seeing as his commencement appearance was so memorable, we’ve decided to take a look back at some other unforgettably moving commencement speeches given by musicians over the years.