The Office of Residential Student Services (RSS) serves the student community’s residential life in all sorts of ways, not the least of which in the organization and hosting of numerable events every semester, offering an abundance and a variety of events to students throughout the fall. With so much of Kean’s community moved online by the pandemic, RSS offers many of these events through remote, online portals so that students can feel a sense of home at the university from anywhere.
On Sunday, Nov. 1, RSS will host Justice (Just – Us), a discussion about the importance of joining together to fight for social justice. The event will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. through Zoom.
This will be followed on Monday, Nov. 2 by Let’s Relieve some stress the Fun Way, from 8 to 9 p.m., also online. The discussion will focus on methods of self-care and anxiety relief, and feature trivia and suggestions for stress-relieving resources.
Show your Roots, a forum for sharing cultural foods and specialty dishes from the diverse Kean community, will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Information for joining the Zoom meeting is available on Cougar Link.
A conversation detailing the opportunities Kean offers for studying abroad will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5. Interested students can RSVP for the Study Abroad: Information Session on Cougar Link, and will be sent a link or QR code to join the Zoom meeting. I’m Going to See the World, another study abroad discussion forum, will take place through Zoom on Friday, Nov. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Rainbow Table Talk, an opportunity to learn more about and discuss the LGBTQ+ community, will take place through Google Meets on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Also on Nov. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m., No Stress Equals Success will offer advice for stress management and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to reach academic and professional goals. The event will also practice some stress relief with a JackBox game. It will take place via Google Meets.
On Monday, Nov. 9, a unique event called Cultural Taboo will meet to exchange ideas and experiences about social taboos. It will be held online from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Immigration Nation, a discussion based on the compelling new Netflix documentary of the same title, is planned for Thursday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. on Zoom. It will provide a safe space for students to offer opinions and share experiences related to the documentary, immigration and the justice system.
Leaders for Diversity will be hosted on Friday, Nov. 13 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., a conversation about the importance of making a positive impact in the campus and larger communities through social justice, also on Zoom.
On Sunday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m., Color Me Happy will offer students a portal to minimize their stress and get creative with drawing through Google Meet.
For students who may feel too restricted to be active, both because of the colder weather and the pandemic, Fall Warm-Up will offer workout routines that can be done right in their rooms. Meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, the event can be joined by link or QR code from its Cougar Link page.
In the cold of mid-Dec. students can take a break from studying for final exams with a pair of relaxing, timely events:
On Friday, Dec. 11, students can attend the Winter Festival! from 7 to 8 p.m on Google Meet. The festival will celebrate and educate about the winter’s many holidays.
Parfait Parfun, a conversation about living a healthy lifestyle and making good decisions, followed by a parfait-making activity, will be held on Google Meet from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12.
Throughout the fall, RSS is making learning and socializing easier no matter where students are. To RSVP and learn more about these and other events, visit the Office of Residential Student Services Cougar Link page.
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