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Dorm life makes going to class easier! Find a place to stay today

Joanna Kristine Ninal, Staff Writer

The Office of Residential Student Services (RSS) takes care of all on-campus housing and resident students at Kean University.

RSS is the place to go if students want to dorm at Kean but in order to do so, students must fill out an application on KeanWise and then wait for RSS to place them in a building.

Every semester, there is a different application form to fill out when applying for housing. The summer housing application form differs from the fall housing application form. To read about the two, check out their website.

In addition to different forms, there are different price rates per housing hall and there is something unique about each residential hall. Those who are interested in living on campus can look at the rates here and those who want to see what each hall has to offer can read about them here.

RSS makes sure students are safe and comfortable as they live in the dorms of the campus. They do their best to provide a safe and well-maintained living environment at the university while giving a comfortable learning environment for students to study and work together.

Because of the diversity at Kean University, RSS works with a multicultural and globally oriented campus community. They value respect, quality of life and safety, student development and academic success and most importantly, student wellness.

Of course, the dorm life is not limited to sleeping and studying. There are many events that happen within every residence hall that can be found on Cougar Link. By putting events on Cougar Link, the website acts as resident students' programming calendar. Students can find both the programming calendar and the events listed for RSS on Cougar Link.

In case of any issues, their office is located in Whiteman Hall and includes the offices of the Vice President, Director of Residential Operations and Facilities, both Managing Assistant Directors and the Coordinator of Housing Services.

During the fall and spring semester, office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Evening office hours take place Monday through Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the residence hall community centers.

Hours of operation during the summer are generally Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Students should not worry about any safety issues when living at Kean University, for campus security protects all students. Campus police follow the Clery Act, which "specifies that officers of the Department of Campus Police and Public Safety will serve as official campus security authorities for the purpose of reporting criminal offenses. Other officials of the University who have responsibility for campus security reporting include officials of the institution who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities; and individuals identified by University campus security policies as the individuals to whom students and employees should report criminal offenses," which is excerpted from their website.

If students are really concerned about their safety on campus, they are free to fill out a campus security authority (CSA) form. This link not only provides the form to fill out, but there is a list that notes every crime that must be reported.

At Kean University, students do not need to worry about staying in their dorms all day. There are places on campus to hang out and relax, as well as off campus. If needed to travel outside of campus, there are two shuttle drivers. Residential shuttle buses bring students from Kean to Jersey Garden Mall, Shop Rite, Wal-Mart, Target and Whole Foods.

The residential shuttle serves Kean University residents with a valid student ID, and without it, they are not permitted to ride the shuttle. Besides that, the shuttle will not run during harsh weather, holidays or during school vacation. Students can find signs posted in each building when the shuttle is not going to be in operation.

RSS makes sure Kean University students have a great time during their stay on campus. Do not delay, apply for housing today!

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Joanna Kristine Ninal, Staff Writer

Joanna Kristine Ninal is an English education double major with minors in Asian and Chinese studies. Ninal works as a Staff Writer for The Cougar's Byte since fall 2016. Ninal loves to play video games, such as “Overwatch” and “Final Fantasy XIV”, as well as create projects such as videos, stories and scripts in her free time. She loves to read and write, especially dramatic and romantic themes in young adult literature like the Harry Potter series and the To All The Boys I've Loved Before series. Her goal in life is to be an English teacher and travel around to teach in countries such as Japan, China and South Korea.