Rocker Jon Bon Jovi sent the graduates at Rutgers' Camden, New Jersey campus into the real world... with the best gift he knew how to give: The gift of song.

FOX News Radio's Gurnal Scott reports:

Bon Jovi broke tradition by picking up his guitar and singing his graduation message.

(Bon Jovi) "This isn't how your story ends, my friends, it's just a fork along the road."

He said he wrote the song --titled "Reunion" to say there's so much more to experience.

(Bon Jovi) "Go make some memories along the way."

His lesson was that hard work, mixed with fun, will write a story they'll want to tell when they meet again.

(Bon Jovi) "Well, I'll see you at the reunion."

Bon Jovi was given an honorary Doctorate of Letters -- and a huge ovation for his gift to the grads.

Gurnal Scott, FOX News Radio.