Congratulations! Welcome to Juniata!

The entire Juniata community is excited to welcome you. Even though your official arrival to campus starts with Summer Orientation, the campus community of faculty, staff and students is preparing for your arrival now. This page contains everything you need to know about getting started at Juniata. 

We encourage you to keep this information nearby and use it as a guide to complete all the tasks necessary for your enrollment. Feel free to contact your admission counselor with any questions, or for help with your college choice!

Haven't paid your matriculation deposit yet? Deposit now!

What's next?

  • Either submit your $400 deposit by June 1st, or, if you deposit by May 1st, you will:
    Have the option to make an initial payment of $150, with the remaining $250 added to your first semester bill.
    Register for a free, 1 credit class in May.
    Receive a $100 credit for the academic year on your student account to be applied to the purchase of books.
    Receive priority housing based on your deposit date.
    Have immediate access to register for New Student Orientation and Inbound
  • Register for New Student Orientation / Inbound
    When your deposit is received and processed, you can find all necessary next steps and register online for the New Student Orientation at Information about Orientation and Inbound will be mailed via a matriculation booklet for new students that includes all of the relevant information. 
  • Living on campus
    Juniata will be your new home for the next four years. Let us help you get ready to live on campus by viewing your housing options. Need to know what to bring? Feel free to contact the Office of Residential Life with other questions!

Still Deciding?

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    If you are applying for need-based financial aid, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The suggested filing deadline is November 15, 2019. You can obtain all the information at If you have questions about completing the FAFSA, a particular question on the FAFSA, or just general questions, please call the Office of Student Financial Planning. Juniata’s code number for the FAFSA is 003279.
  • Schedule a campus visit
    A lot has changed in the world since you've started looking at colleges, but one thing that remains necessary is engaging with the community that will be your home for the next four years. That's why we've set up extensive virtual visits for you to explore.  Details are at Keep in mind that the Accepted Student Open House is also now virtual and will be held on Saturday, April 18th. 
  • Review your financial planning award
    If you have questions concerning your financial aid award, call your personal enrollment counselor or the Office of Student Financial Planning after receiving your financial planning award. 
  • Notify Juniata of your college selection
    Congratulations! You have made your final decision. Please return the enclosed form with your final decision. If Juniata College is your final choice, please include the $400 deposit. You may also pay your deposit online at Don’t forget to contact all the colleges which you’ve been admitted and let them know of your choice prior to the date. You may want to consider depositing early since housing assignments are made based on when deposits are received.

Contact Us

Campus Visit Coordinator

Office of Student Financial Planning
(814) 641-3142

Tracie Patrick
Director of Financial Aid

Diane Ross
Financial Aid Counselor