Students arrived at Orange Coast College for the fall semester Monday, transforming the sleepy summer campus to its regularly busy, heavily populated school.
As the new semester began, the OCC campus quickly became an overpopulated nightmare for many as they struggled to find parking spaces, rushed to find classes, purchased textbooks and waited in long lines at Starbucks.
Aside from long lines for coffee and an overcrowded parking lot, the fall semester brings a new energy to campus as students settled into classes and readjusted to the demands of a college schedule.
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Trevor Craig, 19, a history major, waits for his first class of the semester to start.
Orange Coast College Outreach Program Specialist Eduardo Cervantes helps lost students find their classes on the first day of school.
Ana Sandoval of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship asks students to place stickers on their corresponding emotions as part of outreach in the Quad.
A line of customers builds up at the newly-remodeled Orange Coast College Starbucks.
Julie Le, an 18-year-old film and TV production major, and Vincente Dang, an 18-year-old music major, sit beneath a tree near the Fine Arts building at Orange Coast College on the first day of instruction.
Herena Kim, a 20-year old film and communications major, Nile Mathani and Maurice Herman, 21- and 22-year-old film majors, visit Orange Coast College's hot dog stand on the first day of instruction.
Students sit in the shade near the Quad at Orange Coast College on the first day of the fall semester.