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You are taking an important opportunity to expand your educational experiences with Kean by joining our residential community. As you will discover, living in a residence hall is a unique experience. As a member of an active community, you will be engaged in the common goal of academic and personal pursuits. The staff of Kean University’s Office of Residential Student Services also has a single goal: to create an environment conducive to learning. To accomplish this, we are committed to supporting the differences among individuals within our community and, at the same time, to serving the needs of the University as well as the local and global community in which it exists. Above all, our staff is dedicated to making the residential experience a full and rewarding one for each of you. Best of luck in your academic endeavors. You can locate our office by viewing our map here.

New Student Housing Applications available

Students interested in living on campus for the Fall 2017 semester can apply for housing through their KeanWise Account starting November 1,2016.  Directions on how to apply are located here.  

Incoming freshmen and transfer students will be considered first priority if they apply by May 1, 2017.  

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The 2016 Best College Dorms ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews. Top-ranked colleges offer outstanding on-campus housing that is safe and clean with modern amenities at reasonable prices.


Office of Residential Student Services Mission Statement

The Office of Residential Student Services is committed to providing a safe and well maintained University living and learning environment that enables students to maximize their academic and personal goals within a multicultural, globally oriented campus community.

Office of Residential Student Services Vision Statement

To provide a living-learning environment where student success is linked to community engagement, personal development, outstanding facilities and student leadership opportunities.

Office of Residential Student Services Values

Respect: Residential Student Services provides an environment that recognizes individual differences and needs yet encourages the development of community living and respect for the rights of others.

Quality of Life and Safety: By providing residence halls that are safe, comfortable and well maintained, Residential Student Services creates an environment conducive for academic and personal growth.

Student Development and Academic Success- Through a researched based comprehensive programming model, there are programs and activities that allow students from diverse backgrounds an effective way to connect to resources that will enhance their academic and social success.

Wellness: Residential Student Services has created an environment responsive to exploring one’s self and to the emotional and physical needs of all residents.