My conversations with students last week ranged from "I am so glad to be back. I could not wait for classes to start. The break was too long," and "I have the best classes I have ever had this semester. My teachers are amazing," to "I am getting the shaft at this place. I can't get into any of the classes I want."
The last one was an opportunity for intervention. I immediately connected the student with the appropriate office to get him the help he needed. I will make a point to follow up personally.
Be the bean!