So far the interaction with the student community has been very awesome. They have come to JBoss Community with questions, interests and passions that we would not normally have. Since the deadline for student proposals is April 6, they have been scampering with their proposals, hopping on to our email lists, IRC channels and forums.
Currently, the students are primarily interacting via the email list (email@example.com) Signup: https://lists.jboss.org/mailman/listinfo/gsoc and IRC channel #gsoc-jboss on freenode (the log is at http://echelog.com/logs/browse/gsoc-jboss/1333490400 )
The mentors that have signed up on the Ideas Page for JBoss Community (https://community.jboss.org/wiki/GSOC12Ideas) are excited, not only to have received multiple proposals for their projects but also to have great questions on their respective projects.