NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the first woman elected to the Senate from Massachusetts, will welcome Douglass College’s Class of 2024.

The college will host Warren, who also campaigned for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020, at its 102nd Fall Convocation at noon on Saturday, Sept. 26 via YouTube.

The virtual event is free and open to the Rutgers community.

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“Douglass is honored to host Sen. Warren,” said Dean Jacquelyn Litt of Douglass College. “Her wisdom will empower our incoming students as they begin the next phase of their education.”

The ceremony will welcome incoming Douglass students to the college and to Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway will introduce Warren to the Douglass community. In addition, Litt and students will convey messages to the Class of 2024.

Warren serves on the Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, the Special Committee on Aging, and the Armed Services Committee. Before starting in politics, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School.

During the 2020-2021 academic year, the college’s theme was “nevertheless, she persisted,” a phrase inspired by Warren’s service in the Senate.

The college has set up a website to register for the event.