Students, faculty say parking is a ‘nightmare’ and is affecting learning at commuter heavy school
By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer
UNION COUNTY — Although enrollment may be down at Kean University, it has not made it any easier for commuter students to find parking. In fact, students say parking was bad enough before, but now new construction is forcing them to park on the soccer field and take a trolley to the main campus.
[…] With an enrollment of 15,051 students and only approximately 4,300 spaces, finding a parking spot on campus is no easy task, and campus housing is limited.
James Castiglione, president of the Kean Federation of Teachers, agrees that parking is a very serious problem.
“Administrative mismanagement has resulted in parking at Kean becoming a nightmare, even under the current conditions of low enrollment at Kean’s Union campus,” Castiglione said. “Parking, always a challenge, has now become an academic crisis, preventing faculty and students alike from getting to class on time and thereby undermining teaching and learning at Kean.”