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It is important for students to prioritize their mental health. College students often face multiple stressors and struggle juggling those things along with schoolwork. At Kean University, there are multiple outlets and resources to aid students with their mental and physical needs.
On Thursday, September 14, the Kean Programming for Unique and Lively Student Experience (P.U.L.S.E.) Board organized the Find Your Match event for all students to attend. The event ran from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Making friends in college is an essential part of the college experience, it is a way to connect with other students from different states and cultural backgrounds. It is also a way to build connections while working towards getting a degree and starting a career. At Kean University, there are ways to make friends on campus such as going into different places on campus, attending events that involve Kean students or just simply going up to someone and striking up a conversation.
Tuesday, September 5, was the start of a new school year for Kean students, faculty and staff. As mentioned by President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. during his opening address, Kean has surpassed the previous years in enrollment by far. With over 17,000 students attending the university, there are a lot of new faces on campus and a lot of new students experiencing Kean for the first time.
Suicide Prevention Week is from September 10 to September 16. This important week is a time for people to partake in some of the following things:
On Friday, September 8, Miron Student Center Operations and Event Management hosted a successful Kean Day event from 12 - 4 p.m. Students were in their complimentary “Kean Day” T-shirts as they explored numerous groups and participated in fun activities.
On Tuesday, September 5, Kean University’s Back 2 Basics: Wellbeing BBQ occurred and it was a success. The Miron Student Center patio was filled with students as they socialized and danced to the songs played by the DJ.
Apart of Kean University’s New Student Experience, Kean University hosted its iEngage event on Friday September 1st in the Miron Student Center. iEngage was one of the many events hosted as part of Kean’s Jump Into Kean Week.
On Friday, September 1, Kean University hosted their New Student Experience (NSE) event in the Miron Student Center (MSC). Freshmen students were able to learn more about the resources on campus while networking and making friends as well.
On Saturday, September 2, the Kean football team hosted their first home game of the season against State University of New York (SUNY) Morrisville at the Kean Alumni Stadium. Before the game, the tailgate started at 11 a.m. in the Hardwood Arena parking lot.
On Friday, September 1, Kean University held the Greek Showcase and Barbeque event. New students walked to the Miron Student Center (MSC) basketball courts where the event was held to see what Kean’s Greek life is all about.
On Thursday, August 31, the Kean P.U.L.S.E. Programming Board hosted a Do it Yourself (DIY) Arts Night event. The event took place at the Miron Student Center from 6 -7:30 p.m. As students walked into the student center they were greeted by members of Kean P.U.L.S.E and then went on to participate in the different activities.
On Wednesday, August 30, Kean University hosted the Quad Food Truck Festival, this event was open to all students. From 5 - 7 p.m., long lines surrounded each food truck as students were excited to try the different cuisines.
On Tuesday, August 29, Cougar Volunteers held an event in Miron Student Center, Room 315. From 2 - 4 p.m., students were able to engage in a crafty service project. Students provided positivity for the community as they created candy grams with kind messages to be distributed locally.
On Thursday, August 31, President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., welcomed Kean University students, staff and faculty with an opening day address at Wilkins Theater. From 10 - 11 a.m., the opening address would cover many topics including the new and improved Keanu, Kean’s energetic and kind cougar mascot.
College move-in day is one of the most exciting days for college students as they are transitioning into a new chapter of their lives. During this time, students may feel a variety of emotions while they are preparing for the start of the semester, setting up their dorm rooms, and creating a routine for the school year.
Student Health Services consists of many dedicated health professionals. This staff embraces many challenges of turbulent nature within the healthcare field. On Thursday, May 11, the department received the Patriot Award.
Kean University has a mix of university-owned establishments and recognizable franchises. Since Kean is known for its diversity, it’s clear why they’ve diversified their food options. With many food choices on campus, students share their favorite Kean University meal options.
College is a time when some are completely lost. There’s no better form of advice than asking students themselves for tips on how to be productive. Students provide seven different tips on how to deal with being a college student.
Although the semester is coming to a close, the Kean community can still look forward to the graduation ceremonies around the corner. Each event tailors to the different types of students at Kean University.