By Christopher Rosen
May 22, 2015 at 09:41 PM EDT

Jon Bon Jovi didn’t curse out graduating Rutgers students during his commencement speech to the class of 2015. Instead, he performed them a new song written especially for the occasion.

“As the night ignites the day, go make some memories along the way,” Bon Jovi sang to Rutgers graduates with the passion of a dozen Bob Dylans. “Or write your song, sing along, love your life. Learn to laugh, dare to dance, touch the sky. Take pictures each step of the way. Make this the best of the rest of your days. Start your revolution. And I’ll see you at the reunion.”

The sweet track starts at 15:30 in the video below.

[via The Huffington Post]