BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Montana State University fall classes get into full swing, and freshmen attend Convocation, where Shiza Shahid, CEO and co-founder of education rights group the Malala Fund delivered the address.

At just 24 years old, she's been recognized as one of the top leaders of her generation, and recognized by Time, Forbes, and Entrepreneur Magazine. She's known as Malala Yousafzai's right hand woman. Yousafzai is known for standing up to the Taliban in Pakistan and almost being killed.

In her speech, Shahid talked about growth and discovery and how important it is to focus on those two things in college.

"Be curious expand your horizons discover beyond the life you were born into," she said. "We grow up in the way that we do taking on a particular view of the world expanding what you know, what you believe, and who you are is a fundamental responsibility that you take on today."

Before Monday's freshman convocation, fall semester kicked off at Montana State University.

Students said they are excited to be back at school and ready to get to work. Their favorite parts about being back on campus? Meeting new people and taking classes they enjoy.

"I'm excited to meet new people and just start doing classes that I actually want to do instead of doing the core classes from high school," said Freshman Ashley Squires.

"I'm excited to take some of my more advanced classes and start getting more into my career," said Junior Samantha Severson, "and then I love it here and I think it's a beautiful campus. I love the life here."

The start of school means the City of Bozeman grows by the thousands and businesses are bustling from the influx of students.

But police explain it's also a busy time for them.

Bozeman Police explain each year when students come back into town they deal with the same issues: an increase in traffic and accidents, more loud parties, and more alcohol related injuries.

Bozeman Police Sergeant Travis Munter said when college students come back to town they deal with more calls.

"We would go through a sudden growth spurt in our population which is increasing the vehicles as well as increasing the people so a lot of things increase by just sheer percentages," he said.

He said the main problems they deal with are an increase in crashes and DUIs and more parties.

"We have vehicles with lots of non seat belted people hitting parked cars and drinking and driving so we have some decent significant crashes," he said.

Munter explained they also have more medical calls related to alcohol because of "the inability to handle alcohol at a young age," he said. "Even though they shouldn't be drinking, we know they do. The first time they're away from home they've got to realize the limits of what they shouldn't be doing and what they can be doing," he said,.

Munter said there's a learning curve as students new to the Bozeman area learn the layout of the land, and the expectations of the community.

"They don't know the ways around, so they're have trouble navigating the streets and they don't know how to conduct themselves in Bozeman and the expectations of the town," he said.  

Sergeant Munter explained the issues come mostly from lack of knowledge, like the rules of the road or bike and pedestrian laws.

He said the Police Department is working to raise awareness of City rules and reach out to college students on social media.