Aug 25, 2014 1:48 AM by Sam Salzwedel
TUCSON - University of Arizona classes start Monday morning.
A record number of freshman are enrolled this year. Including transfer students, there are more than 9,000.
The school hosted a freshman convocation Sunday evening. Thousands of new students packed the Mall.
Will Thoma is a freshman from Milwaukee who enjoyed the event.
"Look at all the people behind me," he said. "This is a school coming together."
Joshua Custer waited in line for a free Eeegee to complete his welcome to Tucson.
"It's amazing," he said. "The weather is nowhere near like Virginia. There's no humidity, so that's nice."