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Room Selection F.A.Q.s

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Room Selection

Room Selection is a time in which current Kean University Students are able to select their rooms for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please review the this page for Frequently Asked Questions.

Who is eligible to go through Room Selection?

All current students are eligible to go through the room selection process. The student must be a registered as a full time student by May 20, 2013 for the Fall 2013 semester.

Are there any Special accommodations available?

The Office of Residential Student Services will be providing the following accommodations:

10 Month Housing: This option is available in Bartlett Hall during the 2013-2014 academic year.  Students that think that might take a winter class, play a winter sport, or will need extended housing are encourage to live in Bartlett Hall.

Triples: There will be seven apartments in Burch, Rogers and Sozio that will accommodate five residents.  Bedroom A will be a triple occupancy bedroom and bedroom B will be a double occupancy bedroom.  Students selecting a triple occupancy will pay a special rate.  Students in the triple occupancy bedroom will be set up in lofts.  The set up of the room includes 3 beds, 3 desks, 2 wardrobe and a dresser.

Special Needs Accommodation:  Students with special needs accommodations must contact Jennifer Van Dyk, Coordinator of Housing Services or Nilda Maisonave, Office Manager February 20th to make arrangements

Do fall 2013 freshmen go through Room Selection?

No, Fall 2013 freshmen do not go through the room selection process. The new Freshmen will be assigned a room based on their preferences. 

Can I live with someone of the opposite gender?

All of our housing is same gender housing.

How can I find a Roommate?

Students that are interested in finding a roommate for next year, may fill out a roommate finder form located online.  All students that fill out the roommate finder form (Click Here to view form) will have access to the complete list of students looking for a roommate.

Is there a charge to apply for housing?

There is a $125 non-refundable application fee that is due at the time your contract is submitted.  All students are required to pay the $125 application fee.

What forms of payment do you accept?

The payment can be made online by credit card. If you are unable to pay by credit card, than you may pay Student Accounting with cash, check or money order.  You must submit your receipt from Student Accounting to the Office of Residential Student Services by February 26, 2013 to ensure that your application will be processed.

When is the Housing Application Due?

The housing application is due by 4:00pm on Tuesday, February 26,  2013. Any current resident that submits their application after the deadline will have to wait until after the room selection period to choose a room. 

What if one of our group members does not submit their application by the due date?

If one of the group members does not submit their housing application on time than the group will not be able to select a room with that student. If you are a group of 4 and 1 student does not submit by the February 26th deadline, then the  group will select their room as a groups of 3.

How do I change my preferences once I submit the housing application?

Application Preference Change Forms (APC Form) are available on the Residence Life Website (Click Here) Any resident that needs to update their application once it is completed and submitted would complete an APC Form. If you are adding someone to your roommate group, the APC form needs to be submitted by the Application Deadline Date (February 26, 2013)

Is there anyone that can help me fill out the Online Application?

Your Resident Assistant (RA) will have a floor meeting that will discuss how to apply for housing and the Room Selection Process. There is also a Housing Application Assistance Day schedule for Monday, February 25, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. in the Dougall Computer Lab.

What do I do after I submit an Application online?

After you submit your application online you will need to select your room.  You will receive an e-mail that will inform you when your group will be eligible to select their room.

My Kean E-mail does not work, what do I do?

You need your Kean e-mail in order to receive confirmation of the members in your group and the date, time and location that you will choose your room. If your e-mail does not work, please contact computer services at (908) 737-6000.

What if I cannot come to my designated time to select my room?

In the event that you are not able attend on the date and time you have been scheduled to select a room then a room proxy form (Click Here) can be completed. Only one Proxy form per group is needed. In the event that no one from the group is able to attend at the designated time, than all members of the group will complete the proxy and give it to the proxy. The proxy will go to the scheduled room selection time and choose the room for the group.


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