UNION, NJ – Students, faculty and staff at Kean University were notified via email on Tuesday that the University will begin remote education on Monday, March 16. The University is currently on spring recess, through Sunday, March 15.

In the email Kean President Dawood Farahi said due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases nationwide and in New Jersey remote education will begin to “minimize the density of people on campus and reduce the potential health risk to our community.”  Remote education is currently planned for March 16-30. According to the email, the University will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with the Kean community further during this time.

There are no suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any of Kean’s campuses. “This decision is proactive and ensures the continuity of our students’ semester.”  Information provided by Kean University about the decision include:

  • Students should not return to campus following Spring Break and those students who are staying in the residence halls this week should return home if they are able to do so.
  • Students will begin remote instruction on Monday, March 16. All students will be contacted by faculty with assignments and other instructions by Monday, March 16.
  • University services and facilities will remain open and operating, and staff should continue to report to campus as usual.
  • The University currently plans to resume on-campus instruction on Monday, March 30 and will continue to update the University community on this evolving situation. 
  • No University-sponsored travel will be approved during this time.
  • Kean Online courses will continue as normal.
  • On-campus events should be rescheduled whenever possible. No campus event should occur during this time period without prior approval from the relevant Vice President.