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GET BETTER GRADES Living on campus gives students the ability to live with their study group and within a short walk to the library. Who wouldn’t do well in class? DEVELOP YOUR INDEPENDENCE Residential living allows you to develop your own character, take responsibility for your actions and discover yourself. HASSLE-FREE BILLING With off campus living, there is rent, gas, electricity, water, cable, internet and much more. While living on campus, there are no hidden fees and all of these utilities and more are included in your housing rate. MAKE COLLEGE LIFE EASIER The convenience of living right on campus is priceless. You have everything right at your finger tips and within a short walk so there is no excuse for not getting to class. MAKE FRIENDS AND FEEL CONNECTED Make strong connections to the people you meet in the residence halls and at Kean University because both will be a part of your life for years to come.

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BUILD LEADERSHIP SKILLS Get involved in all of the clubs and organizations that are on campus so you can strengthen your leadership skills before you tackle the job market. KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING Be sure to stay up-to-date on events that are taking place on campus. Many departments host activities so it is a great place to see faculty and classmates out of the classroom. PURSUE YOUR INTERESTS Be apart of programs that are centered around students. The Office of Residential Student Services hosts programs with resident students in mind so take part in them and meet new people! FEEL AT HOME Familiarize yourself with the surroundings and make Kean University as comfortable to walk around as your childhood home. Let Kean become your

BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS Living on campus you will be able to meet and experience different cultures right in the residence halls, so make sure you get to know all your new neighbors and don’t be afraid to try new things.

THE OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL STUDENT SERVICES Whiteman Hall 08 • 1000 Morris Avenue • Union, New Jersey 07083 P: 908-737-6800 • F: 908-737-6812 • reslife@kean.edu • www.kean.edu/rss

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OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL STUDENT SERVICES The Office of Residential Student Services views residence hall living as a vital element of the total educational process. Our residence halls are communities where students can explore new ideas, meet different people, engage in responsible behavior and experience new found freedom. Residence Hall living provides a multicultural opportunity for students. It’s an opportunity for students to gain a variety of personal learning experiences to supplement and enhance their academic development. We help students meet their needs and potential through responsible programming and effective use of available resources.

OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL STUDENT SERVICES STAFF The main office is staffed by an Assistant Vice President, a Director of Operations and Facilities, a Managing Assistant Director of Facilties, a Coordinator for Housing Services, a Coordinator for Educational Services and a Coordinator for Residential Community Standards. In addition, our support staff consists of an Office Manager and three Administrative Assistants and student Customer Service Representatives, each knowledgeable regarding residence life policies and procedures and the entire campus. The Office of Residential Student Services is located on the first floor of Whiteman Hall. Each residence hall is assigned an experienced, trained Residence Hall Director who has either an advanced degree or is working toward completion of a Master’s degree in counseling, psychology or related field in the helping profession. The Residence Hall Director is responsible for the overall operation of the facility. They maintain office hours Monday through Friday in the Community Center, located on the first floor of each building. Undergraduate paraprofessionals, Resident Assistants, are assigned to each floor of the residence halls to provide peer counseling, administrative assistance, program development and mediation. They are the residents’ first contact for problems, concerns and questions. Security staff, Desk Assistants and professional security staff are stationed at the front doors of each hall 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They monitor the flow of traffic by residents and their guests within the residence halls.

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LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS FRESHMAN RESIDENCE HALL (FRESHMAN ONLY)

▪▪ The freshman residential facility consists of traditional style suites designed with two double bedrooms connected by a common area. The suites share a private bathroom with a shower. An additional vanity sink is located in the common area outside the bedrooms. ▪▪ This new facility accommodates approximately 420 freshman students with two students per room, four students per suite. ▪▪ Each bedroom comes furnished with beds, wardrobes, desks, desk chairs and a microwave/ refrigerator. (Additional refrigerators are not permitted.) ▪▪ Each residential floor contains 15 suites, 2 resident assistants and a floor lounge. ▪▪ The suites are equipped with an individually controlled air conditioning system.

AMENITIES AND DIMENSIONS ROOM SIZE: 16’6” x 11’

BATHROOM SIZE: 7’4” x 6’ toilet, vanity and shower included

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The facility features a main lounge on the first floor, a game room, flexible multipurpose rooms, study lounge areas on each floor, and a laundromat style laundry room.

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FIRST YEAR RESIDENCE HALL (FRESHMAN ONLY, EXPECTED OPENING FALL 2018)

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▪This ▪ First Year Residence Hall is designed with two bedrooms connected by a kitchenette common area. The suite shares a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. A vanity sink is locatec in the common area outside the bedrooms. ▪This ▪ facility accommodates approximately 382 freshman students with two students per bedroom, four per suite. ▪Each ▪ bedroom comes furnished with beds, dressers, wardrobes, desks, desk chairs, and a microwave/refrigerator. (Additional refrigerators are not permitted. ▪▪ Among the amenities, the First Year Residence Hall will have a Bistro, a great room, a community kitchen, a business center, game room, laundry room and study lounges on every floor.

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UPPERCLASSMAN RESIDENCE HALL (UPPERCLASS/TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY)

▪▪ This apartment style upperclassman residence hall can accommodate 408 students. ▪▪ A variety of upperclassman apartments are available. Most contain two double bedrooms, but suites with three double bedrooms or four single bedrooms are also available. ▪▪ The living room area is furnished with one three-seat couch and one single seat couch, two end tables and a TV stand. ▪▪ The kitchen area is furnished with a rectangular table, four high stools, a full-size refrigerator, cabinet storage space, sink area and a microwave unit. ▪▪ Each bedroom comes furnished with beds, wardrobes, desks, and desk chairs. ▪▪ The apartments are equipped with an individually controlled air conditioning system.

AMENITIES AND DIMENSIONS

LIVING ROOM SIZE: 11’ x 16’6”

EACH BEDROOM SIZE: 11’ x 16’6”

The first floor of the facility contains a main lounge with student mailboxes, vending machines, flexible multipurpose room, game room with flat screen TV’s, centralized laundromat style laundry room, and a community center that houses the Residence Hall Director’s Office. Also within the first floor of the building is a 300-seat “all-youcare-to-eat” style cafeteria. A 54-seat screening room.

BATHROOM SIZE: A 24 hour Computer lab designed 7’4” x 6’

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BARTLETT, BURCH, ROGERS AND SOZIO HALLS (UPPERCLASS/TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY)

▪▪ Bartlett, Burch, Rogers and Sozio Halls are apartment style buildings and accommodate approximately 1,000 students with four residents per apartment. ▪▪ Each apartment has two bedrooms, one private bathroom and a living room/kitchen area. ▪▪ The living room area is furnished with one three-seat couch and one single-seat couch, two end tables and a TV stand. ▪▪ The kitchen area is furnished with a round dining table, four chairs, a full-size refrigerator, cabinet storage space, sink area and a microwave unit. ▪▪ A community kitchen is located on the first floor of each of these residence halls and consists of two stoves, a toaster oven, coffee maker, couches and a large flat-panel TV. ▪▪ Each bedroom comes furnished with beds, wardrobes, desks, and desk chairs. ▪▪ The apartments are equipped with an air cooling system. ▪▪ A community center that houses the Residence Hall Director’s Office, student mailboxes, a lounge with vending machines and a TV is also located on the first floor.

DIMENSIONS KITCHEN SIZE: 23’ x 10’

HALLWAYS SIZE: 4’ x 16’

EACH BEDROOM SIZE: 10’ x 17’

BATHROOM SIZE: 5’ x 6’

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RESIDENTIAL STUDENT SERVICES PROGRAMS AND SERVICES SHUTTLE VAN A 20-passenger van is in operation for the residential population. This free service is available for resident students only and a Kean University Cougar ID card is required in order to board the shuttle. A special lift accommodates passengers in wheelchairs. The shuttle does not operate when the University is closed or during inclement weather. The shuttle frequents local food markets, department stores and train stations. The Office of Residential Student Services reserves the right to modify the shuttle service for special programs or on-going activities. Students are informed accordingly.

COMPUTER LABS In order to accommodate the academic needs of the students, the New Upperclassman houses a 24 hour computer lab that features both PC’s and Mac desktops.

CABLE TELEVISION All apartments have a single outlet in the living room and two outlets in the bedrooms, and all traditionally styled rooms have two outlets. The system provides over 100 channels of basic programming, three University channels, and three premium channels as well as 12 high definition channels. The cost associated with this service is included in the overall housing charge.

LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES Living Learning Communities are a new concept introduced to our first year students to create and foster interest from them to become actively involved with the environment, the arts, sciences or similar interests. Faculty and staff will participate in creating an active learning environment through programming efforts.

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INTERNET ACCESS All residence halls have wireless access to the Internet. The bedrooms are hard wired for access to the internet via the university’s network. Students must provide their own CAT 6 (network cable) wire to connect from their personal computers to the university’s network. Students may also use the computer lab located in the new upperclassman residence hall.

LAUNDRY SERVICES Residence halls are equipped with laundry rooms consisting of coin-less washers and dryers. Bartlett, Burch, Rogers, Sozio, the new upperclassman residence hall and the new traditional style freshman residence hall contain centralized laundromat style laundry rooms.

COMMUNITY KITCHENS Located on the first floor of all the upperclassmen apartment style residence halls and the new freshman residence hall, amenities include stoves, sinks and tables.

SECURITY SERVICES Each residence hall is staffed with 24 hour security personnel including a student staff and professional security service in order to monitor traffic and enforce the visitation policy. In addition, surveillance cameras have been installed in the lobby areas of each hall to support the security efforts of the University.

MEAL PLAN Meal plan options are available through the dining services personnel. All students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan at a set rate. The University provides eateries on campus to accommodate students’ varied tastes including a new 300-seat cafeteria located on the first floor of the new upperclassman residence hall, the University Center Food Court and the Cougar’s Den. The Residence Hall Dining Cafeteria are “all-you-care-to-eat” buffet style.

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APARTMENTS FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED AND HEARING IMPAIRED Bartlett Hall is equipped with several apartments designed specifically for the physically challenged and/or hearing impaired. If you should require any of these particular accommodations, contact the Office of Residential Student Services immediately.

TELEPHONE SYSTEM All bedrooms are equipped with a phone line and a caller I.D. phone. Standard features include voicemail, caller I.D. and call waiting. Students can receive and make room-to-room calls by dialing the final five digits of the telephone number at no cost. Local and long distance calls can be made by purchasing calling cards and using the toll free number. To utilize the telephone system, students must provide their own telephone.

RESIDENT STUDENT ASSOCIATION The RSA is the official elected student governing body of the residence halls and was established to promote cooperation between students and administrative personnel regarding on-campus affairs. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, help plan events, and develop leadership skills.

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MIRON STUDENT CENTER Aside from hosting the majority of the cultural, educational, and social programs on campus, the Miron Student Center is conveniently located in the center of campus, houses the UC Computer Lab, the Cougar’s Den, the Food Court, TV/game room lounge, campus bookstore, a theatre, and multiple offices and meeting rooms.

COMPUTER LABS The University Center Computer Lab is conveniently located in the Atrium of the Miron Student Center, The New Upperclassman Residence Hall also features a computer lab with PC’s and Mac desktops, so there are plenty of places to go if you need to type a paper.

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GAME ROOM The Miron Student Center features a newly renovated game room that provides a recreational area designed to offer a fun getaway with many activities available. We invite you to visit the game room, relax, enjoy a game of pool and exercise your interpersonal skills in an environment where it is impossible not to meet interesting people. If you like to play where you live additional Game Rooms are located in each of the new residence halls.

CAMPUS DINING HALLS Kean University houses six on-campus eateries. Depending on your appetite, you can visit the “All-you-care-to-eat” buffet in the Residence Hall Dininig Cafeteria located in the Upperclassman Residence Hall. If you are in the mood for a light snack you can stop by the Cougar’s Den Snack Bar and Grill in the University Center. Are you meeting your friends for a study break? Perhaps the Starbucks located on the 1st floor of the library or 3rd Floor of the Center for Academic Success will fulfill your caffeine needs. Each location offers a menu abundant in options and convenient hours, even for late night hunger.

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THE CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE The Center for Leadership and Service provides opportunities for leadership development training, community service involvement, service learning, campus organizational development and serves as a clearinghouse for participation in volunteer activities. The Center develops programming to prepare students to be involved as positive examples of leadership excellence and social consciousness in a complex global community. The Center assists students in planning and participation in a wide variety of activities outside of the classroom that complement the academic experience. The Center serves as a comprehensive, centralized, connection point for student leadership development, group recognition and service opportunities that will empower students to make a positive impact on our campus and in the community.

GREEK LIFE Greek Organizations provide a milieu of intellectual achievement, awareness of social responsibility, social and personal development, and respect for human diversity. Fraternities and Sororities can offer a rich and rewarding experience for those who choose to affiliate. Kean University recognizes over thirty organizations; each one has something different to offer and is unique in its own way.

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS Kean University recognizes over 130 campus organizations. Whether you desire active membership in the student government, an honor society or a fraternity or sorority Kean has something for everyone. The various types of student organizations include cultural groups, religious groups, performance groups, media groups, service groups, academic groups and much more!

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RECREATION AND INTRAMURALS Recreation and intramural sports offer students, faculty and staff a fun and competitive way to stay in shape and engage in on-campus sports, regardless of their ability level. Sports offered include flag football, tennis, dodge ball and basketball. Special events and open recreation opportunities include volleyball, indoor soccer, and softball. The recently renovated D’Angola weight room, open to all students, is equipped with top of the line Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment, plasma TVs and a stereo system.

ATHLETIC FACILITIES Kean University offers students the chance to play sixteen different NCAA Division III sports. The newly built Harwood Arena, opened in Fall 2006, is home to the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, while the Kean Alumni Stadium, which holds more than 5,000 proud students, faculty and fans is home to many different on-campus teams. The campus also includes the newly renovated Jim Hynes ’62 Stadium, opened in Spring 2008, and Cougar Field, where the baseball and softball teams play, respectively.

NANCY THOMPSON LIBRARY The Nancy Thompson Library of Kean University is a comprehensive information and learning center that offers specialized collections and services designed to meet the academic information needs of the Kean University community. The Library is also the home to a new Starbucks on its first floor. The Library contains three floors of study areas where students can meet their study group or study alone.

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ELIGIBILITY AND APPLYING FOR ON-CAMPUS HOUSING Housing is available for full time (12 or more credits) undergraduate students and graduate students (9 credits). Students interested in living on campus must submit a Residence Hall Contract form and a $125 non-refundable application processing fee. There are currently seven residence facilities on campus: two “traditional-style” residence halls (First Year and Freshman Residence Hall) and five apartment-style residence halls (Bartlett, Burch, Sozio and Rogers and a Upperclassman Residence Hall). Special interest housing is offered in all the halls with accommodations that range from living learning communities and same gender. ADMITTED STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE HOUSING INFORMATION THROUGH UNIVERSITY E-MAIL AND POSTAL MAIL.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US AT:

THE OFFICE OF RESIDENTIAL STUDENT SERVICES KEAN UNIVERSITY 1000 Morris Avenue • Union, New Jersey 07083 908-737-6800 • FAX: 908-737-6812 reslife@kean.edu • www.kean.edu/rss

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Office of Residential Student Services Whiteman Hall 08 • 1000 Morris Avenue • Union, New Jersey 07083 908-737-6800 • FAX: 908-737-6812 reslife@kean.edu • www.kean.edu/rss

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