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Natascha G. Santaella (center), a Connections Link (and applied management major) from Puerto Rico, places the safest bet of the summer: that incoming students will return home more prepared for their first semester at Penn College.
Natascha G. Santaella (center), a Connections Link (and applied management major) from Puerto Rico, places the safest bet of the summer: that incoming students will return home more prepared for their first semester at Penn College.
The action heats up the summer night, as the Rose Street Commons courtyard is converted to a "Manhunt" arena.
The action heats up the summer night, as the Rose Street Commons courtyard is converted to a “Manhunt” arena.
Comedian Michael Dean Ester, helping launch students' dreams through years of Penn College orientation programs, keeps the tradition alive in Dauphin Hall.
Comedian Michael Dean Ester, helping launch students’ dreams through years of Penn College orientation programs, keeps the tradition alive in Dauphin Hall.
After a day of ice-breakers and information, Connections guests unwind with a video game in the lounge.
After a day of ice-breakers and information, Connections guests unwind with a video game in the lounge.

Penn College’s essential Connections program continues through the summer, giving students and their families a comprehensive summer entrée to the exciting new experiences – and the inevitable challenges – of campus life. Daytime programs help in navigating textbook purchases, meal plans and financial aid, while the evening gives way to less-stressful (but no less beneficial) pursuits.
Photos by Tim Wegman, student photographer

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