Important Update about Fall 2021 Registration and the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Kean University is committed to helping you stay on track toward graduation as we return to a fully operational campus in September.
Now is the time to register for your classes. You are required to submit a COVID-19 Vaccine Form by August 1 or you will be deregistered from your courses for the Fall 2021 semester.
As you know, the University is requiring all Kean students who attend in-person classes to receive a COVID-19 vaccine before the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester. To learn more about why vaccines are so important for our safety, visit the University’s #VaxUpKean website.
All students, including Kean Online students and those requesting medical or religious exemptions, are required to submit a COVID-19 Vaccine Form. You must submit the form as soon as possible. The deadline for submission is August 1.
If you don't submit the form by August 1, you will be deregistered from all courses you are currently registered to take in the Fall regardless of your payment status beginning August 11. This includes all in-person and online classes currently on your schedule.
Once you have been deregistered, your seat will be released and open to other students so you may not be able to get back in the courses you selected at a later date.
If you have already submitted your COVID-19 Vaccine Form, you do not need to take further action at this time unless Student Health Services contacts you directly with questions about your submission.
If you have not submitted the form, now is the time to do so by visiting the Student Health Portal. Visit the University's Immunizations website for detailed instructions.
Note: If you have only received one dose of a two-dose vaccine, submit a record by August 1 showing the date of your first shot and the date you are scheduled to receive your second shot. You will not be deregistered from courses if you do so, but you must follow up to submit the final record.
Remember, you can sign up to receive a vaccine at locations across New Jersey and around the country as well as right on campus at the County of Union's vaccination site in Downs Hall.
To learn more about why vaccinations are so important, visit the #VaxUpKean website.
If, after you visit the Immunizations website, you have additional questions about how to submit your COVID-19 Vaccine Form, email Student Health Services at email@example.com or call (908) 737-4880.
If you have questions about registration, contact the One Stop Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are currently vaccinated or plan to become vaccinated by the end of August, or if you are filing for an exemption from vaccination, you should meet with your academic advisor if you haven’t already done so and register for your courses as you normally would. This option is strongly encouraged by the University.
If you choose to remain unvaccinated, you should consider registering as a Kean Online student. Kean Online students do not need to be vaccinated unless they plan to come to campus for any reason.
Here’s what you need to know before you consider Kean Online:
Kean Online offers a limited number of undergraduate majors and graduate programs, but many general education and elective courses are available for students in all majors.
Kean Online classes are structured differently than the remote classes offered during this academic year. Courses offer asynchronous instruction, meaning they don’t meet at set times each week so students complete assignments independently on their own schedules.
If you choose to become a Kean Online student because you plan to remain unvaccinated, you must complete your entire course schedule via Kean Online during the Fall semester. You cannot take any classes on campus if you are unvaccinated unless you have an approved exemption.
Once you begin the semester as a Kean Online student, you will not be permitted to switch back to in-person instruction for the duration of the Fall 2021 semester, even if you get vaccinated during the semester.
All Kean Online students must complete a mandatory online training during the summer to learn more about the expectations unique to Kean Online courses. Details will be forthcoming.
If your request is approved, you will be cleared to register for Kean Online courses.
If you can’t reach your advisor, contact the Executive Director of your academic program. Your advisors’ contacts are listed in your Success Team within the Advise Student Experience platform accessible here. If you have not declared a major, you should contact your Center for Advising, Persistence and Success advisor for registration assistance.
Once again, you are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible to get the courses and sections that work best for your schedule and keep you on track to graduation.
Remember, the deadline for submitting your COVID-19 Vaccine Form is August 1. Do not delay. If you have any questions about registration, email email@example.com. We look forward to welcoming you back to a healthy and thriving campus this Fall.