Students arriving at Boston College this fall will be greeted by legendary performer Bruce Springsteen during their academic convocation.
The singer-songwriter will address the Class of 2024 at BC's First Year Academic Convocation on Sept. 10, according to a news release from the college.
Springsteen will first address the students at the convocation, which welcomes all first-year students into BC's academic community. He will then led the "First Flight Procession" down Linden Lane as students take part in a traditional torch-lit ceremony, according to college officials.
During the procession, first-year students are passed torches from members of the BC community as a way to "go set the world aflame."
Students will receive a copy of Springsteen's "Born to Run" memoir, which focuses on family dynamics, personal relationships and addressing adversity.
Springsteen is a 20-time Grammy winner, Academy Award recipient and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. His son, Evan, is a 2012 Boston College alumnus.