New Student Orientation
2019 New Student Orientation Overview
Join the Kean community! We’ve planned a fun-filled and academically focused Summer Orientation for the Class of 2023.
Incoming freshman students are required to attend this important overnight orientation event. The two-day session will give you the experience of living in a residence hall, navigating campus, registering for classes, finding out about campus support services and meeting your classmates.
Please note that your participation in this event is mandatory, even if you do not intend to take advantage of on-campus housing during the school year.
- If you require disability accommodations, notify the Office of Disability Services two weeks prior to your orientation session.
What to Bring?
Protect the things you bring to Kean University. Kean University does not provide personal property insurance so students should leave electronic devices, such as iPads and laptops, at home for this event. It is your responsibility to secure all personal property while you are on campus.
Sign-Up for New Student Orientation
Each student is required to sign-up to reserve their space at New Student Orientation (NSO). Prior to registering for NSO, students must have submitted their $175 non-refundable tuition deposit representing their commitment to Kean. Please click here to sign-up for your respective NSO session based upon your college/major.
Student Check-in and Departures
Overnight Orientation Sessions
The check-in process for New Student Orientation will begin at 12 noon on day 1 of the overnight orientation session through the Vaugh-Eames Parking Lot. When checking in for New Student Orientation, all students should arrive with their items for the overnight stay. A packing list can be found by clicking here.
All students must arrive by 1:30 p.m. of day 1 of their overnight orientation session.
The check-out process for New Student Orientation begins at 4:15 p.m. on day 2 of the overnight orientation session. As a part of the check-out process all students will need to return their room keys and their residence hall ID card.
One-day Orientation Sessions
Thursday, August 8, 2019
The check-in process for the Thursday, August 8, 2019, one-day New Student Orientation session will begin at 8 a.m. in the North Avenue Academic Building, which is located in the Vaugh-Eames Parking Lot. The August 8 New Student Orientation session will conclude at approximately 6 p.m.
While the overnight New Student Orientation program is a student only event, we do invite family members to attend the Welcome Session, along with their student, and a special 45-minute Family Orientation session on day 1. The Welcome Session will begin at 2 p.m. in the North Avenue Academic Building (NAAB) Auditorium. At 4 p.m. when the students continue on with the New Student Orientation program, family members and guests are invited to attend the Family Orientation session on the 6th floor of the North Avenue Academic Building. The Family Orientation session will conclude at about 4:45 p.m.
Although registration for the Family Orientation session is not required, we do ask students to indicate how many family members are attending the Family Orientation when they sign-up for their overnight New Student Orientation session for our planning purposes.
Disability Services is here to provide assistance and accommodations for all students with physical, medical, learning, emotional and/or psychological documented disabilities both temporary and permanent. Any student requiring an accommodation due to a disability needs to contact The Office of Disability Services two weeks prior to their selected NSO session. Office of Disability Services can be reached at 908-737-4910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.