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Penn's guest policies allow for non-Penn students to enjoy fling weekend.

Credit: Julio Sosa

Spring Fling 2016 has left non-Penn students with a new school to call home and fond memories of the campus' biggest party weekend.

This weekend, students from all aspects of Penn's social life participated in one of the most lively weekends on campus. Featuring countless "downtowns," day parties — or "darties," — Quad performances and punny fling-tanks most students will probably never wear again, Spring Fling is one of the main events that invites outsiders to get a taste of Penn’s social offerings.

Beginning as early as Wednesday and ending on Saturday, Penn's Spring Fling welcomed students from other colleges and universities who had a few thoughts to share on their Fling experiences.

Haverford College freshman Maddie Becker said she was not a huge fan of Chance the Rapper, but still thought the Spring Fling concert made for a great Friday night.

“I was surprised by how small the concert was," she said. "It was very good vibes, it was fun to be there."

Having gone to a few parties, spent Saturday in the Quad and even attended the concert, Becker said she thought Spring Fling was inclusive of students from other schools.

“I don’t feel like you need to be a Penn student to be here, it was a lot of fun and there's a lot to do even if you aren’t [in the Quad]," she said.

The brothers in Kappa Sigma fraternity hosted students from Ireland and Scotland. Paddy Hayes, a student from Belfast, Ireland was particularly impressed by the ability of Penn students to organize such a large event. 

“Fling is kinda nuts," Hayes said. "I’m not sure whether I prefer partying at home or here, but it was a cool experience."

Grace Naef from The College of the Holy Cross, is reeling from her first experience at Penn. 

“Everyone I met was excited to host visitors which made me very excited to get to know new people through fun events,” Naef said. “As a visitor, I specifically appreciated how all of the events were thoroughly planned and ran smoothly, with something special for each day.” 

To top it all off, Naef said the beautiful weekend weather, “made outdoor Fling at the Quad and Bamboo Bar an amazing kick-off to summer.”

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