Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Thousands of students and staff returned to their routines on the campuses of Binghamton University and SUNY Broome.
More than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students began their classes at Binghamton University including sophomore Dina Rehanian.
"It's been good," Rehanian said. "It actually feels like I'm back in high school because all my teachers are saying everything new as if I'm a little kid. But it's good, it's been good to see everyone."
Another 6,000 students started classes at SUNY Broome on Front Street.
Liberal Arts, Business or Public Service programs are among the most enrolled at SUNY Broome.
SUNY Broome President Dr. Kevin Drumm said the first day is always an exciting one.
"It's nice to see the energy of the students on their first day of class. Nobody's stressed out from their homework yet," Drumm said. "It's generally smiles everywhere."
SUNY Broome students will also begin registering this spring for on campus housing opening in the summer for the first time.