Aug 29, 2013 4:59 PM by Elizabeth Hughes
CORPUS CHRISTI - The students at Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi seem to be pretty excited about move-in day.
At least 500 new college kids will spend their first night away from home at Anchor Hall and Tarpon Hall.
Jacob Rhodes, a student at the University says, "It's really amazing - a school so small can grow so fast."
A quality education is one factor students and faculty cite for the growth in enrollment. Rene Zamora,the Student Body President, says academics are important, but the scenery and beach life is a big reason he was enticed to the Coastal Bend.
The new buildings offer private rooms and bathrooms for students, unlike the other dorms, so the wait list for these new building is long.The two new buildings add an additional 150 beds to the campus but that's not enough to keep up with the growing attendance. School officials say two more buildings are planned for next year.
University officials say they are confident. If they build them, the students will come.