Coming back onto campus, while fun and exciting, can also be stressful for students to know where to find specific resources. Whether one is a freshman just getting used to campus or a returning student unfamiliar with the new placement of things after being away for so long, we're here to help.
Kean University has many resources available to all students to make their semester easier. One of those resources are the printers on campus that give students without printer access at home or in their dorm a way to print their assignments.
Students can print black and white in any of the university computer labs and in the University Center Atrium. A color printer is available in the Commuter Resource Center office at the Nancy Thompson Library Learning Commons found in J130. Each student is given a budget of 300 pages ($30) for personal printing over the course of each semester. Each time a page is printed ten cents will be deducted from the $30 total.
Another resource that has proven helpful to commuter students are microwaves which are located around campus. These additions have made it easier for commuter students to bring their own food to campus when they have a full day of classes. Next to the Miron Student Center cafeteria, in the Commuter Resource Center (office J130) and in the eating area on East Campus is where students can heat up their food.
On-campus jobs are a great way for students to earn course credit, get involved in their community and make extra spending money while living on campus or even commuting. Students can find applications by visiting Human Resources which can be found on the second level of the Administration Building. Kean also holds two jobs fairs a year in the fall and spring semesters.
For students who live on campus, meal plans are a requirement and allow students to get food with their student ID at multiple locations. However, commuters are also eligible to purchase a meal plan if they want to and will be on campus a lot during the semester. To purchase a meal plan option students can submit a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The charge for the meal plan can be paid out of pocket or against any federal aid credit for the term.
Although we are a couple weeks into the semester, parking on-campus can be difficult for students who have not been on campus due to the pandemic. Any student who wishes to park their car on Kean campus for classes must get their car registered and obtain an e-permit from the Kean Parking Service page. There are no parking decals or hang tags necessary, students' individual license plates work as their permits.
Students are only allowed to park in the white-lined spaces of the Vaughn Eames, Harwood Arena, East Campus, Hennings Hall and Barnes and Noble parking lots up until 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. students are permitted to park in either white or yellow-lined spaces. Visitors may acquire a day parking pass or a 3-day parking pass. Visitors should park in the designated ‘Visitors Lot’ or any white-lined, unreserved space. Overnight visitors must park in the area between North Avenue and the orange curb/barrier in the Vaughn Eames parking lot.
It’s confusing to come back to campus for the first time since the pandemic but the staff and students on campus are here to help. Do not be afraid to ask any peers, professors or professional staff members for help finding anything on campus.