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Kean University

Student Life

An active campus is key for college success. Whether you volunteer in the community, watch a Cougar athletics team compete, go to the theatre, join a fraternity or take the train into New York City (just 30 minutes!), there is always something going on at Kean. You can also just enjoy the Manhattan skyline from the roof of Hynes Hall, a favorite hangout spot on campus.

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Living on Campus

Living on campus gives you lots of opportunities to make the most of your college experience. Immerse yourself in leadership roles, residence hall events and campus activities. Make friends you wouldn't meet living anywhere else. Enjoy living in a supportive community within our award-winning residence halls that are among the nicest in New Jersey.

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    Dining at Kean

    It's easy to grab a quick bite between classes or a delicious meal with friends at Kean. Enjoy great food from fresh salads to grilled entrees, pastas, burgers and even sushi to satisfy every craving, dietary need or preference. Our meal plans are affordable and convenient to use. Find out what’s on the menu at Kean.

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      Clubs and Organizations

      Whether you live on campus or commute, getting involved is key to your success. Check out our 160+ student organizations to share your skills and passions.

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      Health and Wellness

      Kean supports all of your health and wellness needs with convenient, high-quality and compassionate care.

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      Athletics and Recreation

      Kean is home to 18 Division III athletic teams as well as varsity eSports, intramural sports clubs and multiple fitness centers to support active and healthy lifestyles.

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      Kean promotes a diverse and compelling array of arts and entertainment year-round. Learn more about upcoming performances, exhibitions and athletic events happening here.

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      Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      Kean is widely recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the nation, committed to delivering on our promise of equity, access and opportunity.

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      Featuring several theatres, art galleries, recital halls along with a recording studio, television studio, radio station and museum, creativity is alive and celebrated on our campus.

      Stay Connected

      Get the latest information about what's happening on campus with student organizations, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events.

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