ST. CLOUD - Drive down Division Street in St. Cloud and you'll notice some bright new banners, welcoming this year's 30,000 college students back to town.

There are 32 street-light banners between Eighth and 14th Avenues.  They promote St. Cloud State University, the College of St. Benedict, St. John's University, Rasmussen College, the St. Cloud Technical and Community College, and the Minnesota School of Business.

The schools plan to extend the banners next fall down to  Washington Memorial Drive.

This is the fifth year the schools have joined forces with their Welcome Back campaign, which also includes billboards, and other promotions throughout the area.