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Application Process

Welcome to Kean University and the Office of Residential Student Services. Thank you for your interest in living on campus during the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year. Priority consideration will be given to students who have submitted completed applications (Housing Application and Contract) and payment of the $125.00 application fee by May 1, 2017. Contracts submitted after May 1, 2017 will be assigned upon availability of housing space. Students who do not receive a housing assignment will be placed on a waiting list based upon the date the contract was received by the Office of Residential Student Services.

How to Apply for Housing

Students can only apply for housing after they have been admitted to Kean University. Along with your acceptance packet, accepted students receive their login and a password to access the University’s computerized system “KeanWISE”.  Students must follow these steps to apply for housing. Please be advised, a $125.00 non-refundable application fee must be submitted in order for the application to be processed. You will be prompted to make this payment during this application

  1. Log into your KeanWISE account at
  2. Click the “Student” tab.
  3. Look for the “Residence Life” tab located on the bottom right corner.
  4. Click on the “Housing Application FA/17.
  5. Read and “Agree” the Housing Contract and Terms.
  6. Verify that all the personal information in the application is correct and complete all preferences.
  7. Your application will be completed upon payment of the $125 non-refundable application fee. You will be prompted to make this payment online with only a credit card (cash, check, money order and debit cards are accepted in the Office of Student Accounting, located on the 3rd floor of the Administration Building.). A receipt number will be provided when the application has been completed.


2017-2018 Housing Rates

Residence Hall


2017 - 2018
Semester Rates:

Whiteman/Dougall Hall
        Single occupancy suite
        Double occupancy suite



New Freshman Residence Hall 
        Double occupancy suite



Bartlett, Burch, Rogers, & Sozio Hall
        Single occupancy apartment 
        Double occupancy apartment




New Upperclassman Residence Hall
       Single occupancy Apartment 
       Double occupancy Apartment



Sozio Hall
        Single occupancy apartment 
        Double occupancy apartment

Graduate $5,762.00

Meal Plan for the Fall 2016 for Freshman is $1,811.00 and for other students the meal plan is $1,283.00.  Graduate students are require to purchase a $900.00 cougar plan.

All resident students are required to purchase a meal plan at the designated rate. The meal plan charge will be imposed when the student is assigned a space in the residence halls.

If you should have any further questions regarding Residential Student Services arrangements, please give us a call at 908-737-6800.


  1. 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?
  2. Develop your independence
    Residential living allows you to develop your own character, take responsibility for your actions and discover yourself.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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 new "home sweet home".

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