Students at Juniata dress casually. Informal wear such as sweatshirts, jeans, sweaters, blouses and shirts are acceptable.

  • What to wear by month

Residence Halls

You must bring a pillow, bed linens, and towels with you or plan to purchase after your arrival. You can also order linens, towels, and blankets at this website:

What to Bring & What to Leave at Home

What to Bring

Electrical Appliances

  • Alarm clock (for those early morning classes)
  • Microwave (750 max watts) and Toaster
  • Mini-refrigerator (4.3 cubic foot max.) Energy Star rated
  • Desk Lamp
  • Computer
  • Flash Drive
  • Surge protector with self tripping breaker (to protect your computer)
  • Mechanical Fan
  • Extension Cords, heavy duty - 12 gauge


  • Sheets (39x80x10), blankets, comforter, pillows
  • Egg crate mattress pad
  • Towels/washcloths

Grooming, Personal, and Laundry Needs

  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Flip Flops (for the showers)
  • Clothes basket/bag
  • Detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets
  • Hangers

Study Aids

  • Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • Pens and Pencils
  • Other stationary (stapler, tape, calendar, paper clips, etc.)

Entertainment Items

  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Hobby equipment (bike, camera, sporting equipment, board games, etc.)

What to Leave at Home

  • Pets: Sorry, "fish only" policy (10 gallon tank max).
  • Your own furniture: College issued furniture CANNOT be removed from your room.
  • Work-out equipment: The Fitness Center has all that you need!
  • The following items are expressly prohibited in the residence halls:
    • Fireworks
    • Flame-heated stoves and hot plates
    • Heating coils
    • Halogen lamps
    • Portable Heaters
    • Smoke Machines
    • Hookahs
    • Lamps with plastic shades
    • Candles, incense, and anything with an open flame
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Air Conditioners (with exceptions for medical issues)

Cultural Items

You may find numerous occasions to wear apparel or to share pictures or slides of your country and other cultural items like children's videos, books and contemporary music CD’s. Many international students participate in Juniata's Language in Motion program which sends students to the local schools to present language and culture lessons.

Money and Credit Cards

You should bring enough money to purchase personal care items, clothing, postage, and to do laundry. You should not carry a large amount of cash. You will have an opportunity to set up a US bank account. You can easily access Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) banking machines for withdrawals from accounts in other countries.

You should bring a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) that can be used in the United States. There are many times when you will need to use a credit card for on-line and telephone purchases like air and train travel tickets; telephone cards; etc. Many retail transactions will require a credit card.