By: Erin Lisch | WCTV Eyewitness News
August 28, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- More than 50,000 college students returned to the Capital City for the start of the new school year.
Monday marked day one of the fall semester at FSU and FAMU, and it's a big year for both universities.
The Rattlers are celebrating the 130th anniversary of FAMU. There are high hopes for FSU’s newest students as they enter with an average GPA of 4.1, the strongest in school history.
Newcomers and veterans, reflect on the first day of classes:
FAMU freshman Talyor Harrington said, "I wanted to be on time, I didn't want to be late. I was worried that I wouldn't have good professors, I was worried about all of that. But, everything turned about better than I expected!"
FSU Senior Jhiselle Henry said, "Summer parking was great. There was no traffic on the roads, I could come in like 5 minutes before class started and I could get a parking spot. Now, it's a rush, I come like 30 minutes early now."
Students tell WCTV that the biggest draws of fall semester are seeing friends, and football season.