Sunday afternoon, the new freshman class of Aggies was welcomed during convocation at Reed Arena.
There were plenty of parents on hand for the formal welcome.
More than 81-hundred freshman are expected to enroll as Aggies by the university, one of the largest new classes in the country.
Longtime professor Mark Holtzapple was charged with making the keynote address to get the students revved up for their first day of college.
With the new school year, the university will be using a new vendor to send Code Maroon alerts to those students.
All those who enrolled before July 21st will need to enroll in the new system if they wish to continue receiving text message alerts. Students, faculty and staff can all register one number to receive the alerts.
If parents, family or friends wish to receive emergency alerts they will need to subscribe to Code Maroon's RSS feed or follow "TAMUCodeMaroon" on Twitter.