New Student Convocation

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New Student Convocation

To view specific portions of the program, time stamps are included here:

  • Inspire: President Holloway at 4:56
  • Empower: Chancellor Molloy at 14:56
  • Motivate: Student Video at 18:52


President Holloway

President Holloway

You are now part of this beloved community and you will have the opportunity to avail yourself of all of this knowledge that, properly deployed, can heal the world. I know that you can do this since you are part of a generation that is demonstrating a willingness to think in new ways about a society and a planet starving for solutions.


View the full remarks from President Holloway


Chancellor Molloy

Chancellor Molloy

As you settle in, I encourage you to be active participants in your education – stay curious and explore all your opportunities. You now have all the virtual tools and materials needed for your success right at your fingertips.

And while physical distance may separate us for the time being, know you are welcomed by a vibrant community of peers, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and family at Rutgers who share a love for this great university.


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The Knights Call

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I Am Authentic


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I Am Responsible

I Am Resilient

I Am Engaged

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Meet the Students in the Video

A’jae Alvarez

Majors: Communication and Political Science
Hometown: Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Involvement: Track and Field Team Student Athlete, RU Voting Intern, Rutgers Black Law Student Association Member, Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) United Black Council Representative
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

AJ Grosso

Major: Information Technology and Informatics w/ a Game Production and Innovation Specialization
Hometown: Jackson, NJ
Involvement: Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) Director of Marketing, Rutgers University Alternative Break Program (RUAB) Executive Board Member and Event Management Co-Chair, Verse One Dance Troupe Member
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Amna Khan

Major: Finance with a French Minor
Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Involvement: Cap and Skull Senior Honor Society High Skull, Fashion Organization of Retail and Marketing President, Douglass Red Pine Ambassador, Institute for Domestic and International Affairs Director, Women in Business Mentor
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Ljubi Gallardo

Majors: Political Science and Human Resource Management
Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Involvement: Cap and Skull Senior Honor Society High Cap, Residence Life Resident Assistant, Douglass Red Pine Ambassador, Latin American Womxn’s Organization Member with the Center for Latino Arts and Culture, Scarlet Ambassador
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Nicholas LaBelle

Major: Economics and Business Analytics & Information Technology (B.A.I.T.) with Real Estate and German Minors
Hometown: Pittstown, NJ
Involvement: Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) Student Body President
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Zain Ahmed

Major: Public Health
Hometown: Edison, NJ
Involvement: Ahlul Bayt Student Association President, Muslim Public Relations Council Internal Vice President, Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) Special Advisor to the Student Body President, Cap and Skull Senior Honor Society High Bursar, General Biology Teaching Intern
Pronouns: He/Him/His