Parking Places and Procedures

An explanation of where students can park and the corresponding policies

Essentials > Parking Places and Procedures
Parking Places and Procedures
A visual of where students, faculty and visitors are permitted to park.
Shannon Sheehan, Staff Writer

Kean University is known for having a majority commuter student population, which is why it is vital for the Kean community to know the designated parking places and the procedures that follow. The university is always seeking to enhance the parking experience for students, staff, faculty and visitors alike to relieve some of the stressors that may come with this process.

The most important task for students, faculty, staff and visitors to complete is registering for their ePermit. There are no longer parking decals for cars, rather License Plate Recognition (LPR) is now used to detect if cars are permitted to be on campus. One can register multiple vehicles for the ePermit, however only one of those vehicles is permitted on campus at a given time. Also, if one shares a vehicle with another member of the Kean community, be sure to register the vehicle under both members' accounts.

Visitors also must register their vehicles through ePermit, which can be valid for up to three days. Be sure to use the code 'VISDAY" when registering the vehicle.

It is important for students to know where they are designated to park on campus and the eligibility that follows. Anyone that is enrolled at Kean is eligible for parking. The passes for the year are valid from Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 312020.

Freshman residents are not permitted to park their cars on campus, especially in overnight scenarios. It is still important that these students register their vehicle, however, in case there is a time in which their car is on campus for a short period of time. Freshman residents that require their car on campus full-time due to certain circumstances may contact Residential Student Services (RSS) at with documentation from a medical professional or employer.

There are various types of parking spots located around campus for the Kean community to utilize. The parking spaces with white lines are for students and visitors. Yellow-lined spaces are for faculty and staff, however they are open to students and visitors after 5 p.m. Those with a disability parking placard are permitted to park in the blue-lined handicapped parking spaces. There is also an additional parking lot designated for visitors, which is located across from the Harwood Arena parking lot, next to Townsend Hall.

All students and visitors that wish to park their car overnight on campus must do so behind the orange curb located in the Vaughn-Eames parking lot by the North Avenue Academic Building.

The various parking lots on campus are as follows:

  • Vaughn-Eames Parking Lot
  • Hennings Hall and Hutchinson Hall Lot
  • The Science Building and Bruce Hall Lot
  • Kean Hall Lot
  • Harwood Arena Lot
  • Townsend Hall Visitor's Lot
  • Green Lane Academic Building Lot
  • The Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) Building Lot
  • East Campus Lots A, B and C

For those who are having trouble finding a parking spot, one can park anywhere on campus and utilize the trolley system. This is a free service for all members of the Kean community and operates Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. and Saturday from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. One can also download the Kean Shuttle App for shuttle maps and real-time arrival and departure information. The stops are as follows:

  • Wilkins Theatre
  • Liberty Hall Campus
  • STEM Parking Lot
  • East Campus Parking Lot C (by the bridge)
  • East Campus Parking Lot A
  • Hennings Hall (by the flag pole)
  • Kean Hall Parking Lot (closest to Green Lane Academic Building)

With all of these procedures and options for the Kean community to utilize, the process of parking on campus will come with less stress.

about the author

Shannon Sheehan, Staff Writer

Shannon Sheeehan is a Junior Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. She joined The Cougar's Byte staff in Spring 2018. After her time at Kean, Shannon hopes to start her professional career in Public Relations and/or Social Media.