The new freshman are anxious to get started. The suspense hangs in the air.
And nearby, at HQ, Pike is cross. Why is he cross? Because Starfleet wants to do a thorough investigation into the time travel that occured several months ago on the Enterprise. This will take a while and they've delayed the launch (again...) indefinitely.
So, without further ado, the first part of the SHINY NEW Starfleet Academy AU.
(ALSO, rooming arrangements!