Kean University is a community where individuals can interact with one another and create new experiences. There are several places on campus where students can spend time with their friends, meet new people and make new memories!
Starbucks is a great place where students can enjoy the strong smell of coffee, drink a beverage and chat with friends and associates. With the options of sitting indoors or on the Starbucks patio, be sure to grab a seat quick as each area is full of students all day of any hour.
Sophomore majoring in biology, Alexandra Hernandez said, "I feel like this is the perfect place to hang out. Most of my classes are in the [Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success] CAS building, so Starbucks is the best spot to hang with my friends in between classes."
"I like being out here on the patio, especially when the weather is nice! Me and my friends literally come out here almost every other day," said John Rodriguez, a junior majoring in biology.
"One time me and my best friend were out here talking and the guys were playing Frisbee. It came over to our table and next thing I [knew, I] was playing Frisbee with them. It was so much fun and I didn't even know them!" said Anne Mendez, a junior majoring in business.
Miron Student Center [MSC] Game Room is an environment where students are able to play pool and ping pong, watch television and sports games and more. This is the place full of enjoyment for students to do something interactive with their friends and take a break from academics.
"I'm always here playing pool with my friends," said Dennis, a freshman majoring in marketing. "We usually go against other boys and by the end of the game, I've made a new friend."
MSC Patio, when the weather is nice, students begin to crowd this area. Everyone knows this area as the heart of campus.
When asked why he enjoys being out on the MSC patio, Edwin Velasquez, a junior majoring in psychology, undoubtedly said, "Because why not. This is where everyone usually hangs out with their groups of friends, might as well bring your group of friends [out there] too."
Nancy Thompson Library, what better environment to make a new friend when in the moment of studying for an upcoming test? Having a study group already boosts the experience of interacting with fellow classmates. When study groups merge, minds are flowing and friendships are being made.
If a student is looking for a more quiet area to hang out with friends, the upstairs tables are a better option. But if a student may not mind the noise and is looking to have open conversations, the first floor table area is the best route.
Freshman Anna Silva, an accounting major, agrees.
"My favorite place is the library because I can get Starbucks, hangout with friends and do work at the same time," Silva said.
Kean has several spots where students can interact with one another. If students and their friends are looking for more to do around campus, check out the activities listed on Cougar Link!