Barack Obama to give graduation address at Rutgers

President Barack Obama will give the graduation address at the 250th commencement ceremony of Rutgers University next month, according to a statement from the school that was reported by Patricia Alex of

“This is the first time in Rutgers University’s history that a sitting president has agreed to speak at commencement,” said President Robert Barchi. “President Obama’s decision is a testament to the enthusiastic efforts of Rutgers students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as members of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation, who sent numerous messages to the White House urging the president to join our 250th anniversary graduation ceremony.”

Obama will address 12,000 students and over 40,000 people in attendance. Set to take place on May 15, Rutgers’ graduation will take place at 12:30 p.m. at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, home to the Scarlet Knights’ football team.

Needless to say, Rutgers has scored itself quite the speaker and knowing Obama, he’ll give a speech for the ages.

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