Taylen Inthisane is a first-year student from Grand Haven. While he plans to commute to campus for classes, Inthisane was among 40 students who attended the first Asian Student Orientation.
The mostly virtual orientation was held August 24-25. It was one of four orientations held for diverse student populations to help build community and introduce campus resources and services.
Inthisane said he enjoyed meeting Asian students, faculty and staff members, even virtually. "It's been nice to get to know a few other people before classes start," said Inthisane, who plans to major in finance.
Ajalin Sinshaw is a native of Montana and said she chose Grand Valley to join the Laker swimming and diving team. She chose to attend orientation, she said, because her home state is not very diverse. "There is not an Asian community in my hometown and I want to learn about different cultures," Sinshaw said.