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Aug 25, 2014 1:48 AM by Sam Salzwedel

Record class starts at U of A Monday

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."

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