Bruce Springsteen Tapped To Address Boston College Students

When Bruce Springsteen graduated from New Jersey's Freehold High School in 1967, he skipped the ceremony because he felt like an "outsider," he says. But, apparently, Springsteen has made peace with academics in the 53 years that followed; he's signed on to address Boston College's Class of 2024.

"Through his songs, Bruce Springsteen has long been such a conversation partner to his audience, masterfully portraying the American experience through lyrics that inspire reflection about our world, our families, our jobs, our struggles, and our relationships," the college's Michael Sacco says in a statement. "Each BC student brings a unique set of talents, and Bruce’s story will give them an invaluable perspective as they begin their formation at Boston College."

The event, which is part of the school's annual "First Year Academic Convocation" program, is set for September 10th.

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