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Welcome to Residential Student Services

Congratulations on taking this opportunity to expand your educational experiences at Kean by joining our residential community. As you will discover, living in a residence hall is a unique experience. As a member of an active community, you will be engaged in the common goal of academic and personal pursuits. The staff of Kean University’s Office of Residential Student Services also has a single goal: to create an environment conducive to learning. To accomplish this, we are committed to supporting the differences among individuals within our community and, at the same time, to serving the needs of the University as well as the local and global community in which it exists. Above all, our staff is dedicated to making the residential experience a full and rewarding one for each of you. Best of luck in your academic endeavors.

For more information please visit The Office of Residential Student Services website


To provide a living-learning environment where student success is linked to community engagement, personal development, outstanding facilities and student leadership opportunities.


The Office of Residential Student Services views residence hall living as a vital element of the total educational process.  Residence Hall living provides a multicultural opportunity for students.  It's an opportunity for students to gain a variety of personal learning experiences to supplement and enhance their academic development.  We attempt to help students meet their needs and potential through responsible programming and effective use of available resources.


The Office of Residential Student Services is the unit within the Division of Student Affairs that is responsible for on-campus housing and the resident students’ welfare while residing on campus.

The office is located in Whiteman Hall and includes the offices of the Vice President, Director of Residential Operations and Facilities, both Managing Assistant Directors and the Coordinator of Housing Services. There are also five administrative support staff members and two shuttle drivers. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Evening office hours take place Monday through Sunday from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. in the residence hall community centers. Hours of operation during the summer are generally Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.