Happy New Year! The start of a new year often marks change and growth. It’s a time for us to reflect on where we’ve been, and where we are going. For all of you, 2016 will mark one of the biggest changes of your life- graduating high school, and moving onto college! While such a big change may seem intimidating, it’s important to remember that change is good. And, if you happen to pick Rutgers, I can personally guarantee that 2016 will be one of the best years of your life.
This time last year, on the first day of 2015, I was feeling the same way many of you probably are. You begin to realize that you are going to experience many “lasts,” from your last school bus ride, to your last varsity game, to your last day of high school classes. Soon enough, you begin to realize that these “lasts” will be accompanied by many “firsts” as well, like your first college move-in day, your first new friends, and your first set of college finals. Take it all in stride, and revel in all you will experience this year, the lasts and firsts alike.
Today is page 1 out of 366 (hello, leap year!) of this next chapter of your life. I hope you make the effort to make every page count, and that choosing Rutgers is a monumental part of your year.