Lots of Parking At Kean

Parking at Kean continues to improve and expand

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Lots of Parking At Kean

Parking spots can be a cause of stress and unfortunately some hard feelings. However, the parking services are always finding ways to expedite the parking situation. 

Caleb Lopez, Senior Editor

Kean University has a large amount of commuting students. With a myriad of students, faculty and staff commuting each day to campus, parking spots can be a cause of stress and unfortunately some hard feelings. However, the parking services are always finding ways to expedite the parking situation. 

The newest way to do so is the use of ePermits. The days of a parking decal are long gone as ePermits replace them with the sole purpose of making everything more streamlined. With ePermits, the license plate of each vehicle serves as the permits as a result of License Plate Recognition technology. Students, faculty and staff simply need to register their vehicles in order to receive a free ePermit

Visitors can also receive ePermits for up to three consecutive days. To obtain a visitor parking pass, visit the visitor parking registration website and use the activation code "VISDAY".

On Sept. 1, all ePermits will be in place and previous parking decals will be invalid. Thus it is imperative to register as soon as possible before classes start on Sept. 4. 

Individuals should note that they can never have more than one registered vehicle on campus at one time. Moreover, freshman students are not allowed to have cars on campus.   

Note that the ePermit allows students, faculty and staff to park on campus for free, but it does not promise a conveniently located parking spot.

Students are permitted to park in white-lined, non-reserved spaces. Faculty and staff are permitted to park in the yellow-lined, non-reserved spaces. These two parking restrictions are in place until 5 p.m. After 5 p.m, students are permitted to park in yellow-lined, non-reserved spaces. Parking regulations are in effect year-round unless stated otherwise. 

Students can only park on campus for class, work or other business concerning Kean University. If they seek to park their car overnight, they can do so in the overnight parking lot, which is available for resident students and visitors to the residence halls. This area is designated by North Avenue and the orange curb at the Vaughn-Eames (VE) parking lot. 

Visitor parking is located in front of the Administration Building. This parking lot is reserved only for visitors. In order to access it, visitors must check in with the security officers at the front of the lot.

Restricted parking can be found at the following parking lots: 

  • Handicapped license plates or placard required
  • Yellow-lined parking spaces, unless one is a member of faculty or staff
  • Medical Parking 
  • Physical Therapy
  • Day Care Center
  • Office of Small Business
  • Board of Trustees
  • Loading Zones
  • State Vehicles
  • Police Vehicle Parking
  • Union Train Station and other signed/reserved spaces.

All violation notices are dealt out by the Kean University and the Municipal Police. Violations of parking regulations are subject to a fine that must be paid or appealed within 15 days. Violation notices will be emailed to an individual's Kean University email address, followed by another email after 15 days if the violation notice is not paid or appealed. For more information on violations and appeals, visit the University Police or contact the Parking Services Unit at parkingappeals@kean.edu.  

For more information on parking, visit Parking Services.   

Parking can be a huge frustration for many commuters, especially during peak parts of the day. Make the shuttle bus/trolley service one's best friend. The shuttle bus/trolley service runs regularly Monday to Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 10:44 p.m. and Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shuttle buses and trolleys stop at six locations across campus:

  • Wilkins Theatre (PA)
  • Liberty Hall Campus/Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) parking lot
  • East Campus parking lot C
  • East Campus parking lot A
  • Hennings Hall, by the flag pole
  • Kean Hall parking lot, closest to Green Lane Academic Building (GLAB)

For more information regarding parking, please visit the parking services website or contact parking@kean.edu.

about the author

Caleb Lopez, Senior Editor

Caleb Lopez is the Senior Editor of The Cougar's Byte. Caleb joined the staff as a Staff Writer in May 2017. Currently in his junior year, Caleb is a psychology major with a minor in biology. In the rare moments when he is not vigorously studying, Caleb loves to spend his time indulging in sports, music and food—especially Chick-fil-a.