Frequently Asked Housing Questions
Is housing available for the Fall semester?
Yes, Kean will have housing available for the fall 2021 semester. At this time we are looking to house 2 students per bedroom but this is all depending on state guidelines. If we need to reduce housing capacity we will communicate with students.
How much will the housing cost be for the fall?
The cost of housing varies based on the housing option selected. Please click HERE to view the housing rates for the 2021- 2022 academic year.
What do I need to do once I have been assigned?
Students who have been assigned will receive email notifications about their assignment for the fall semester from RSS of your assingment by June.
Lastly, students need to make sure that they register as a full-time student in order to secure their housing space.
How will the waiting list be prioritized?
Students will be placed on a waiting list based on their home distance to the University as well as the day students completed their housing contracts.
Why was I not paired with a member of my roommate group or not assigned to the preferred building?
Due to the limited spaces available for the fall semester, some roommate groups and building preferences were not able to be granted. At this point, the university is prioritizing assignments based on the home distance from the University, which students will need to be accommodated on campus.
If I still have an outstanding balance on my account. Can I still move-in?
All students must be current with their financial responsibilities and registered for the fall semester in order to move into the residence halls..
What health information does the University need from me in order for me to reside on-campus?
All students who wish to live on campus must submit proof of health insurance as well as the following vaccines: 2 MMR vaccines, 3 hepatitis B vaccines, Meningitis ( ACYW) vaccine. The university highly encourages students to get the flu shot prior to the academic year. For more information please CLICK HERE to see the Student Health Services Immunization page on the website.
When are move-ins?
At this time the move in dates have not been determined. Detailed move in information will be emailed.
What should I plan for move-ins?
Students will be allowed to come to campus with one other person to assist them with the move-in process. Students should plan to bring hand trucks or dollies as bins offered by the University are limited.
What should I bring to campus?
The Office of Residential Student Services will send a recommended list of items students should bring to campus ranging from face protection, thermometers, and other personal items. We highly encourage students to only pack what is absolutely necessary. Try to pack as lightly as possible and only bring those items that are absolutely necessary.
Will guests be allowed in the residence halls?
At this time guests will not be allowed to enter the residence halls. Students who are living on campus will only have access to their respective buildings. Students who live in the same building will be discouraged from visiting each other. Modifications to the guest policy will be reviewed based on state guidelines.
What measures is Residential Student Services taking to keep its students safe?
We are working with our custodial staff to ensure that all touch surfaces in the residence halls are sanitized throughout the day. Hand sanitation stations will be installed at the entrances of all residence halls including the cafeteria.
Signs will be displayed throughout the residence halls reminding students to wear face coverings when they are in elevators or about social distance at least 6 feet apart.
Will the computer labs, kitchen, and lounge spaces be open?
The computer lab and community kitchens in the Upperclass Residence Hall and business center in Cougar Hall will be available to students during limited hours. Game rooms and certain lounges will not be open. As the governor’s office lifts its restrictions, the university will re-evaluate its policies.
Will there be food options available on campus?
The university is currently working with the food vendor to finalize food options for all students. More information will be emailed to students about the on-campus eateries and the meal plans.