Thank You for Another Great Academic Year!

May 15, 2019

Dear Rutgers community,

As the semester draws to a close, I would like to take a moment to reflect, congratulate, and thank each of you for the hard work, commitment, and passion you have brought to our university this past academic year. Whether you are a student, faculty member, or a valued part of our staff, your ongoing contributions are part of Rutgers’ enduring legacy. 

It has indeed been an eventful year. From the thousands of events and programs on campus, including our year-long celebration of our most famous alum, Paul Robeson, to our continued commitment to be one of the most prominent land-grant research universities in the country, we have continued to cultivate a vibrancy on campus that permeates our classrooms, enhances our students’ experiences, and betters our world.

Of course, among our greatest contributions are our graduating seniors. For you, this is an especially exciting time. I am confident that during your time with us, you have dared to challenge yourself and broaden your thinking. Rest assured that you are well prepared for your next chapter, and you will have the full support of this university—and the hundreds of thousands of alumni around the world—cheering for your future success. 

For those returning next fall, we anxiously await your arrival. You are the heart of our campus, and it will be all too quiet without you. Come back to us safe, well, and ready for another great year ahead.

And finally, to our faculty and staff who tirelessly give of themselves to make Rutgers a renowned institution, your efforts are noticed and appreciated. You help set the standard for scholarship and service throughout this university, and we wish you, too, the respite of the summer months ahead. 



Christopher J. Molloy, Ph.D.
Chancellor, Rutgers University­–New Brunswick