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Orientation Helps Hundreds Form Penn College Attachment

Employees and students staff check-in tables in Dauphin Hall's Capitol Eatery.
Employees and students staff check-in tables in Dauphin Hall’s Capitol Eatery.
Emma J. Sutterlin, an applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration major from State College, is among Connections' invaluable student Links.
Emma J. Sutterlin, an applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration major from State College, is among Connections’ invaluable student Links.
Encouraging incoming students and their families to “share their memories,” Paul R. Watson II, dean of academic services and first year programs, takes a selfie in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium with a Penn College pennant and an Albert Einstein bobblehead.
Encouraging incoming students and their families to “share their memories,” Paul R. Watson II, dean of academic services and first year programs, takes a selfie in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium with a Penn College pennant and an Albert Einstein bobblehead.
Connections Links, students ready to assist incoming freshmen, introduce themselves …
Connections Links, students ready to assist incoming freshmen, introduce themselves …
… and musically welcome families to the summer’s first orientation session.
… and musically welcome families to the summer’s first orientation session.

More than 360 new students and their guests are attending Penn College’s first Connections orientation program for the Fall 2015 semester, which began Wednesday morning on main campus. The first of six two-day summer sessions, in which employees and student assistants (called Links) break the ice, shatter misconceptions and bust a few dance moves in apprising first-year enrollees to the full Penn College experience. Two one-day sessions will also be offered for adult learners and transfer students.