The air conditioning units in some of the buildings didn't work. Many students fanned themselves in class while crews worked to get the cold air flowing again.
The Dean of Instruction said enrollment is strong this semester and despite the problem with the A/C units it looks to be a good year.
"The first day's looking great. It's very exciting to see all the students looking for their classes and pursuing their goals and being involved," Merced College Dean Kevin Kislter said.
This year Merced College is also celebrating its 50th anniversary and several special events are planned during the school year.