An End-of-Year Message to Our Students
Dear Scarlet Knights,
We have made it to the end of an academic year more challenging than any of us could have ever foreseen when the pandemic began. I commend each of you for the perseverance you have shown. You truly embody our Knight’s Call values of being authentic, inclusive, responsible, engaged, and—above all—resilient.
From your contributions to groundbreaking research, to working for a more just, inclusive, and equitable world, as Rutgers students you have used the attainment of knowledge to improve the human condition. You have already proven that there is nothing you cannot accomplish. In the future, when life inevitably confronts you with challenges, I hope you will draw confidence from this very real truth.
To those who are graduating, please know that you will always be a part of our Rutgers family. This year of remote connection has reminded us that our bonds transcend the boundaries of the Banks. As a Rutgers graduate myself, I welcome you to our worldwide body of more than 500,000 Rutgers alumni, a network that will always ground you and connect you with our beloved community.
To those returning to Rutgers–New Brunswick next year, I cannot express how eagerly our faculty and staff look forward to sharing the buzz of intellectual, cultural, and social exchange that emerges when our students are physically on campus.
We are working hard to prepare a Fall semester that will ensure a rich and vibrant student experience, while protecting your health and safety. That palpable energy will also spread out to invigorate those whose circumstances may require them to continue their Rutgers education remotely.
Whether you are graduating, continuing, or just beginning your college experience, I wish you a joyful and safe summer, and great success in all your future endeavors. Attending and graduating from college Rutgers is a life-changing experience that will set you on the path of achieving your goals. As your Chancellor, it is my great privilege to share that journey with you.
Christopher J. Molloy, Ph.D.
Chancellor, Rutgers University–New Brunswick