The sound of carillon bells welcomed students back to Southern Utah University after the holiday break.
In a long-standing tradition, freshman are led in procession eastward, beneath the campus bell tower, the walkway lined with faculty and upper classmen.
Later, as graduates, they will proceed beneath the tower in a westerly direction, and on to graduation ceremonies.
SUU saw its largest fall freshman class with over 900 new students. Overall enrollment is also at a record high, expected to top 10,000 for the first time by the end of the semester.