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New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi addresses Rutgers-Camden graduates with new song

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2013 file photo, Jon Bon Jovi performs in concert with his band Bon Jovi on their Because We Can Tour 2013, in Philadelphia. The rocker is home in New Jersey to address the graduates of Rutgers University’s Camden campus and receive an honorary degree. The commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 21, 2015, is being held at the Susquehanna Bank Center, a concert venue where his band Bon Jovi, has performed in the past.  (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2013 file photo, Jon Bon Jovi performs in concert with his band Bon Jovi on their Because We Can Tour 2013, in Philadelphia. The rocker is home in New Jersey to address the graduates of Rutgers University‚Äôs Camden campus and receive an honorary degree. The commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 21, 2015, is being held at the Susquehanna Bank Center, a concert venue where his band Bon Jovi, has performed in the past. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has a new song of graduation advice.

He broke it out Thursday while giving a commencement address for Rutgers University's Camden campus.

In verse, he told the graduates in a song called "Reunion," ''This isn't how the story ends, my friends, it's just a fork along the road."

The ceremony was held at the Susquehanna Bank Center where Bon Jovi's band has previously performed.

The New Jersey native was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters recognizing his entertainment career and a history of philanthropy focused on homelessness and poverty.

He also told the graduates to map out their futures in pencil, not pen.

Another honorary degree went to Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson.