On Sunday, thousands of Hilltoppers began the next chapter in the their life at West Liberty University during move-in day.
"I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of new people, learning a lot and just continuing my education," said Carly Arensburg, a freshman from Wheeling.
"Learning some new stuff and meeting a lot of new people," said Gino Aquilino, a freshman from Moundsville. "I mean I've already met a couple new people so the campus is really friendly up here."
Freshmen that 7 News spoke with Sunday were all looking forward to starting their college careers but they did have some fears about what they're in store for.
"I feel like the classes might be harder and it'll be more a challenge for me but I think I'll be able to keep up," said Chelsie Hickman, a freshman from Wheeling.
"The RA's took us on the tour it really helped out because it's not a very big campus but it's big enough that you can get lost easily so that really helped out the process," said Zach Winland, a freshman from Moundsville.
But for those going through move-in day and the first day of classes for the last time in their college career, returning to campus left them with a strange feeling.
"It's been a really long road," said Stacy Miller, a senior from New Cumberland. "It's kind of weird to drive up here today(Saturday) cause I'm not ever going to have to do it again."
A Topper Fiesta was held to help welcome new students to campus earlier this week and classes start bright and early Monday morning on the Hilltop.