Getting Started

Activate Your Account

The first step to getting started with Cougar Link is to activate your account. To activate your account, please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to https://kean.collegiatelink.net/account/logon or visit the Cougar Link website at http://kean.collegiatelink.net and select “Log In” on the top right of the screen.
  2. To log in, please enter your KeanGOOGLE username in the username box. Your KeanGOOGLE username is the beginning portion of your email address. For example, if your email address is “kucougar@kean.edu”, then your username is “kucougar”. It is important that your do not include the “@kean.edu” when entering in your username.
  3. Enter your KeanGOOGLE email password into the password box. The Cougar Link system utilizes the same data as your email account. If you change your KeanGOOGLE email password, you must also use that new password when logging into Cougar Link.
  4. When you log in for the first time, Cougar Link will take all users through its initial setup starting with Step 1: Update Profile. Step 1 consists of entering in the user’s first name, last name, campus email address and preferred email address. The preferred email address is the email address that will receive all system communications from Cougar Link. The last item to be entered under Step 1 is a profile picture. The profile picture is the picture that will be shown on all membership rosters (if the privacy settings have not restricted it). Profile pictures can be in any popular image file format (jpg, gif, or png). When Step 1 is complete, please click “next”.
  5. Step 2 of the account activation process is to identify your personal interests. By identifying and then ranking interests, Cougar Link will recommend organizations and events that match your interests. There are over 30 different interests to choose from. Please note that choosing interests is optional and not required. When ready, please click “next”.
  6. The final stage, Step 3, of the account activation process is to identify recommended organizations and events based off your personal interests. The Cougar Link system will give you a listing of all organizations and those organization’s events that are similar to your interests. You will have the ability to request to join, inquire about more information or RSVP to events from this final step.
  7. Once you are ready, you may select “Complete” and conclude the activation process. If you would like to make a change in your settings, you may select “previous” and go back to the step you wish to change the information on. Once you have completed your activation process, you will be redirected to the Cougar Link homepage logged in view and can begin to take advantage of everything the system has to offer you.

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