What’s New in RSS for 2021?!
The Office of Residential Student Services is excited to debut new offerings and projects for the upcoming academic year! These changes are guaranteed to take your residential experience to the next level!
Continue to check back with us here for the most up-to-date information and exciting, new incentives we will be rolling out over the next few weeks in celebration of returning to campus for the upcoming academic year!
Secure your spot! Pay your application deposit by July 15, 2021!
- ALL residential students who submit a deposit by July 15 AND remain in housing until the Add/Drop deadline in September will receive a $600 housing grant toward their bill!
President Repollet has approved a new residential grant awarding a one-time $600 credit to all residential students, exclusively for the Fall 2021 semester!
Here’s how it works: Following the close of the Add/Drop period, all students who applied for housing before July 15 and continue to live on campus will automatically receive a $600 credit on their student account.
Qualifying students are also eligible to earn an additional $250 Kean Flex Dollars on their Kean ID Card if they register full-time for in-person classes by July 15, 2021. That’s a total of $850 towards the Fall 2021 semester expenses!! Visit the Registrar’s website for more information!
- Improved Dining Experience
Flexibility. Convenience. Affordability. Residential students will now have more meal plan options to choose from with less restrictions! This Fall, a total of 8 various meal plan offerings will be available that have been designed to meet each student’s dining needs and with a variety of price points. Also, we have expanded locations where meal swipes can be used to include Cougar’s Den, Smashburger, Jersey Mike’s, and all stations within the Miron Student Center Food Court.
All plans will be available to ALL students, regardless of class level.
Flex Dollars have been added to most meal plan options to increase flexible spending on anything and anywhere – on-campus, off-campus, vending machines, and retail. Other features in the new meal plans include weekly replenishment plan options, 7 or 14 meals per week (budget meals by week) and bonus dollars for purchasing a declining balance plans.
Lastly, we are simplifying, Flex Dollars and Cougar Dollars will be the only official Kean University campus currencies.
For more information on these new meal plans and campus currencies, click here.
- Improved Visitation and Guest Policy
In an effort towards fully reopening our campus community, all vaccinated Kean students will be able to visit friends and classmates across campus. This means residential and commuter students alike are able to visit each other regardless of their assigned residence hall and will be able to utilize the amenities in each building.
Additionally, students are permitted to invite outside guests to visit them on campus between the hours of 12 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily. Guests are required to submit proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test at least 24 hours before arriving on campus.
- Residential Renovations
Construction is underway for our newest eatery located in Cougar Hall: Unity Cafe!
We are also excited to announce plans for a new cardio room in Dougall Hall, as well as an Academic Center in Upperclassmen Residence Hall. Also coming soon, a new Mailing Center in Whiteman Hall.
- RSS Move-ins & Cougar Kick-Off Week
The Office of Residential Students has been hard at work all summer preparing our most exciting event yet: RSS Orientation! Orientation dates are listed below, and will take place immediately before the move-in period. Residents will receive a schedule prior to move-in outlining some of the exciting activities, contents and prizes! Get ready to kick off the school year with RSS!
- Freshman & Transfer Student Move-in Dates: August 26th - 28th
- Upperclassmen Move-in Dates: August 29th & the 30th
Please note, beginning in early August, the Office of Residential Student Services will begin to schedule individual move-in appointments, as well.
Reminder: #VaxUpKean to enjoy these benefits and many more for 2021-2022.
Cougar Kick-Off Week Event Schedule: