More than 1,000 students celebrate graduation day at Fairfield University

More than 1,000 students at Fairfield University celebrated their graduation day Sunday under sunny skies. Many graduates told News 12 that their years at Fairfield

Hundreds graduated from Fairfield University today.

Hundreds graduated from Fairfield University today. (Credit: News 12/Renee Chmiel)

FAIRFIELD - More than 1,000 students at Fairfield University celebrated their graduation day Sunday under sunny skies.

Many graduates told News 12 that their years at Fairfield went fast, but they now feel ready for whatever comes next.

"It's a thrill. It's an honor. All the hard work has paid off and I can't be happier," said one graduate.

Some graduates said they already had jobs locked down, while others are choosing to go on to graduate school.

Yale University Chaplain Sharon M. K. Kugler gave the commencement address at the undergraduate ceremony.

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