LA CROSSE, WI -

Summer is over for students at Western Technical College. Classes officially started Thursday.

Students are returning to a big change. The college is switching to a trimester system. There is also a lot of construction on campus.

President Lee Rasch was on hand to help answer questions for new and returning students.

There was also an ice cream social so staff could introduce themselves to the student body. "This is what we're all about and when we see students coming back and greet the faculty that are back again in full swing, it's why we're here," said Rasch.

The construction on campus is part of a 79-million dollar referendum passed by voters last November.