"It's just crazy because people are actually excited to go to class. That normally doesn't happen," joked Texas A&M Junior Cate Cerovsky.
The first day of class. The day when everybody is bright eyed, bushy tailed, and ready to take on the world. Especially the freshmen.
"Yea, it's great. I've really wanted to be here, I've wanted to be here for a long time. I'm glad to finally get started," said Freshman Jeff Tarrant.
Others are just as excited, but are already looking ahead.
"I'm already stressing about mid-terms! But it looks like it's going to be good year, I really like it here," said Freshman Valerie Infante.
It's also the sense of freedom that freshmen Aaron Cranford likes.
"I really enjoy being able to walk from class to class and not having to be there in 10 minutes," said Cranford.
But thanks to the university's on-line scheduling system going down early Monday morning, even some experienced students were lost.
"I've just been doing some chores, getting my books, I really haven't gone to a class yet because I don't know where they are," said Junior Callie Bracewell.
Then there's the MSC construction project that is re-routing foot traffic in one of the busiest areas on campus.
"That's actually one of my biggest pet peeves right now. I need to be on the other side of campus so I'm going to have to maneuver my way around this place," Sophomore Kasey Mann said.
"It's sad. We used to have fish camp lunch there, so everything is changing around," said Cerovksy.
But those new freshman don't mind having to wait for the new student center.
"We'll be the first senior class to use the brand new MSC," said Tarrant.