There’s a buzz on college campuses around the state.
Students are settling into their new homes away from home, as some schools celebrate the opening of new buildings.
Sunday was move-in day for freshmen at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
“It’s been really easy. You just check in, go to your room and start unpacking and getting ready for the year,” said Austin Danville, a CCSU freshman.
Danville joked he packed all the essentials for life in the dorms.
“My clothes. My Xbox. That’s pretty much it,” said Danville.
While some are beginning a new chapter, others are nearing the end of their college experience.
Senior Halleberry Henry is also an orientation leader for freshmen.
“They come in. They look nervous. Like we’re here. We’re excited. We get them excited,” said Henry.
Students at CCSU will begin classes on Tuesday, but for other students around the state, reality will hit sooner.
At UConn on Sunday, President Tom Katsouleas skated his way into the grand opening of the school’s new student recreation center.
Students can enjoy it now but will have to begin their studies on Monday.
That also is the first day of classes at Quinnipiac University and the University of New Haven.
Back at CCSU, students are ready to start this journey as the class of 2023.
“It’s exciting. Like I said it’s a really big step and I’m looking forward to it,” said Austin Danville.