TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTW/WAWV) – Tuesday Is the first day of class at Indiana State University for the 2023 school year.

ISU President, Deborah Curtis said it’s one of the best days of the year. As students return to class, Curtis encourages them to get engaged with campus organizations and take advantage of the support systems available to them.

Last school year, ISU completed a 12 million dollar budget reallocation process that included the elimination of fewer than 10 positions as well as a number of retirements.

But Curtis said those changes should not be visible to students.

“Students going into classrooms today should see the same high-quality experience that they come to expect from Indiana State, and I will say this about the freshman class coming in as well, there’s a whole different personality that now that we’re a couple years out of the pandemic environment and it’s the kind of freshman enthusiasm that we were seeing before we all had to lock down,” Curtis said.

Curtis also noted there are about 2,800 students living on campus this year.