While this page is not in traditional “FAQ” format, it does include essential information for the Juniata community regarding the virtual/remote learning environment and other important logistics related to completing the spring 2020 semester. We have great empathy for the frustration and heartbreak that many Juniatians are feeling and we hope this information will help guide you toward healing, self-care, maintenance of community bonds, and to the successful completion of this academic semester. As always, please reach out to us (Juniata faculty and staff) with questions, concerns and/or if we can help you in any way. Wings up!
Dean of Students
Your Student Life Dean team remains available and accessible to you for support, problem-solving, and advocacy, even as you study from away. We are happy to schedule meetings, consultations or conversations via Zoom, Skype, phone, or other electronic means. As always, your concerns are our concerns, and your support is our work. Seek out any of us with questions or concerns!
- Matthew Damschroder – Dean of Students firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dan Cook-Huffman – Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator email@example.com
- Tasia White – Assistant Dean of Students firstname.lastname@example.org
- Erin Paschal – Assistant Dean of Students email@example.com
- Jesse Leonard – Assistant Dean of Students firstname.lastname@example.org
Policies, Procedures, and the Code of Conduct in a virtual environment
Even though the academic enterprise has shifted to a remote digital experience, the policies and procedures outlined in the Pathfinder (student handbook) are still effective. Conduct that is in violation of community principles, that impinges on the rights of others, and/or that adversely affects the College community, mission or reputation; or that specifically violates College policies may result in a student’s required participation in the student conduct process. This includes conduct that occurs both on and off college property as well as online or digitally.
Please reference the Office of Campus and Residential Life procedures detailed above on how to request permission to access the residence halls. Failure to do so is a violation of the code of conduct as unauthorized entry.
Likewise, Juniata’s policy on academic integrity also applies in the remote/online learning environment. Please be thoughtful and use good judgment!
Campus and Residential Life
Signing Up to Collect Your Belongings
This is a moment of unmatched social stress and anxiety, and we understand that collecting belongings and departing campus may add to that for many. To that end, we have developed a procedure to facilitate move-out that affords flexibility, ensures a smooth departure from campus and corresponds to CDC and PA Department of Health guidance to limit social interactions, density of people, and control the number of individuals on campus during a given time. As such, we will be pre-scheduling and coordinating move-out times. Please follow the steps outlined below. Student residence hall move-out will extend from Saturday, March 21 – Sunday, March 29. Move outs from Saturdays and Sundays will be from 8am – 8pm. Monday – Friday move out time slots will be from 9am – 5pm.
- Please use this link to schedule a time to come to campus to gather your belongings.
- Scroll down to the “Other” section.
- Click on the day/time that you’d like to come to campus.
- Log-in using your Juniata username and password.
- Click on Register.
- Confirm your First Name, Last Name, Username (email address), and choose “Student” for your Department.
- Click on the Register button.
- You will receive an email in your Juniata email account confirming your registration
- Each time slot is 4 hours long.
- There is a (maximum) limit of 50 students per time slot.
- If you or someone in your living environment is ill, please do not travel to campus and reschedule your move-out.
To best facilitate social distancing and everyone’s safety and health during this process, we ask you to please coordinate with your roommates to stagger your move-outs.
- Please arrive on campus during your assigned day and time block.
- You may go directly to your residence hall to collect your belongings.
- Please do not let other students into the residence hall while on campus.
- A room key envelope and instructions for forwarding your campus mail will be on your residence hall door.
- Once you have removed your belongings and cleaned your room, put your residence hall key(s) into the key envelope and drop the envelope off in the Ellis Hall lobby.
- When moving out, please remember to complete the following:
- Remove all belongings and take trash to dumpsters located outside residence halls.
- If you live in an apartment or suite, please be sure to collect all of your items from the common areas.
- Close and lock windows, doors, and blinds.
- Turn out the lights.
A Campus and Residential Life staff member will check your room in the weeks following your departure and follow-up with any questions.
I have sensitive items in my room and need advice/assistance about how to address this concern.
Please contact the Office of Campus and Residential Life (email@example.com or 814-64-3323) for any concerns you have related to your residence while you are away from campus.
If you need to return to campus, for any reason, please consult with Residential Life (firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-641-3323) or contact the Dean of Students Office (email@example.com or 814-641-3150) for approval BEFORE you return.
Dining hours, procedures and availability
For students remaining on campus during March 15 – March 21, meals will be provided in Baker Refectory and will be carryout only. Menu options will be limited. Meals will begin Sunday, March 15 at dinner.
- Breakfast 8:00am – 9:00am
- Lunch 11:30am – 12:30pm
- Dinner 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Dining operations will conclude with dinner on Saturday, March 21. Dining services will resume when residence halls re-open for students.
Residence hall kitchens will also remain unlocked and available for use during this time. Please practice safe food preparation/handling and engage in thorough clean-up and sanitation.
Post office, package forwarding
DO NOT CHANGE ADDRESSING ONLINE THROUGH USPS
Please know that the campus post office will make sure all your mail will be forwarded to you. It appears that some have gone online through the USPS web site and it is affecting mail deliver for box holders at the main post office. When submitted on line, it is not being processed correctly and it is picking up those box holders.
If you live off campus and have an address off campus, then yes, please do change addressing for there, but not for here at the college.
If you have any questions or concerns PLEASE reach, out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the 29th at 814-641-3370.
If you are off-campus and need item(s) that have been sent to your college address, please email the Juniata Post Office. If the item has been delivered by the United States Postal Service (USPS), it can be forwarded to you upon request.
For items delivered by any other carrier other than the USPS, please send a pre-paid label from the appropriate carrier to the email below.
All mail and packages that have not been forwarded will remain at Juniata until you return.
Please reach out so we can help with your mail and package needs.
Transportation From and To Huntingdon
International Students should coordinate travel with the Center for International Education 814-641-3183 or 814-641-3184 or by e-mail to Shya Erdman email@example.com or Kati Csoman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Transportation Services
$92 one-way - State College/Huntingdon
4 with minimum luggage
$86 one-way - State College/Huntingdon
1-3 people van - during the day; no van at night
1 to 2 people car
Inside of the county only it is $1.50 per mile. If the trip leaves the county the trip is billed at two dollars per mile. In minivans, the first passenger is five dollars for boarding and each additional passenger is three dollars. There is no charge for luggage. Additionally, we now have a standing 10% discount for Juniata travel so that will apply overall to the bill.
AMTRAK TRAIN SERVICES
Service is limited from Huntingdon as of 3/17/2020. Check for Northeast Corridor disruptions here: https://www.amtrak.com/alert/nec-modified-schedule.html
Please see the Landmark conference official updates here: https://www.landmarkconference.org/general/2019-20/releases/03122020-landmark-covid19-update
Health & Wellness
Glaeser Counseling Center
Students who have existing appointments at the Glaeser Center for Counseling Services will have the option to meet with their counselor remotely during their scheduled appointment. The counselors will be reaching out to their clients to confirm their appointments. If a student does not have an existing appointment but would like to set one up, please email email@example.com and we will try to schedule you in for the next available appointment. Students who have follow-up appointments with the psychiatrist will receive additional information from Betty McKim. Unfortunately, our psychiatrist will not be able to accept intakes remotely.
All student health issues need to be assessed by the college nurse via PHONE (814)641-3410 or e-mail (see below) before students are physically seen in the clinic.
- If you have an emergency that needs immediate medical attention please call 911.
- For minor injuries, refills, or over the counter medications, please call the health center and we will gladly accommodate your needs.
- We are following CDC guidelines for self-isolation and when to seek medical attention. https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/quarantineisolation.html
- We will not have walk-in appointments or routine physicals until further notice.
If you have symptoms of upper respiratory infection such as:
- Fever >100.4
- Shortness of breath
Or feel you may have the common cold, please call the Health Center. We will complete a phone interview to determine the severity of your symptoms and establish a plan of care.
For any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to the Health Center by calling 814-641-3410 or by email to the college nurse (firstname.lastname@example.org ), Betty (email@example.com ) or the health services email. We will be monitoring these mailboxes throughout the day.
Managing Anxiety & Stress
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.
How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community in which you live.
If you, or someone you care about, feel overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, help is available 24/7:
- Call: 9-1-1
- Call: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or
- Text: TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
- People with deafness or hearing loss can use their preferred relay service to call 1-800-985-5990.
- Download the fact sheet on Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/pdf/Coping_with_Disaster.pdf
- To learn more about coping during COVID-19, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fcoping.html
- Visit the daily updated resource page from The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): https://adaa.org/finding-help/coronavirus-anxiety-helpful-resources
Things you can do to support yourself:
- Connect with others– Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Maintain healthy relationships and build a strong support system.
- Take breaks– Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Try taking in deep breaths. Try to do activities you usually enjoy.
- Stay informed– When you feel that you are missing information, you may become more stressed or nervous. Watch, listen to, or read the news for updates from officials. Be aware that there may be rumors during a crisis, especially on social media. Always check your sources and turn to reliable sources of information like your local government authorities.
- Avoid too much exposure to news– Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly. Try to do enjoyable activities and return to normal life as much as possible and check for updates between breaks.
- Seek help when needed– If distress impacts activities of your daily life for several days or weeks, talk to a clergy member, counselor, or doctor, or contact the SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-985-5990.
- Take care of your body– Try to eat healthy well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.
If you experience these feelings or behaviors for several days in a row and are unable to carry out normal responsibilities because of them, seek professional help.
Find help here: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
Office for the Prevention of Interpersonal Violence (the SPoT)
The health, wellness, and safety of our students is our top priority and we want to make sure that survivors of interpersonal violence and their communities are provided with the utmost support. Please know that whatever you are experiencing is valid and you are not alone. We know that this is a difficult time and that uncertainty around the coronavirus may feel overwhelming for survivors already coping with trauma and stress. Remember, it’s okay to walk away from any situation or conversation that feels triggering. We encourage you to be mindful of your health and others, and to embrace the healthy habits that serve as a shared responsibility amongst us all. The most important thing to remember: Your well-being comes first. If you need us, please reach out.
- Immediate Help: call RAINN’s (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) 24/7 free and confidential hotline at 1-800-656-4673
- Support Services: The National Sexual Violence Resource Center offers a listing of online support services for those who may be in need of community: https://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/nsvrc_publications_resource-list_online-resources-for-survivors.pdf?blm_aid=119632
- Self-Care: Engage in physical and emotional self-care techniques that may be helpful to you. Here are some provided by RAINN: https://www.rainn.org/articles/self-care-after-trauma?blm_aid=119632
- Helping Others: If you have a friend or family member that needs support and you don’t know what to do, here are additional educational resources to help: https://www.itsonus.org/toolkit/educational-tools/?blm_aid=119632
- Contact the SPoT with questions, concerns, or for individual help. Email Jody Althouse firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a phone message 814-641-3077 and Jody will return your call.
- Looking for Resources Near You: Every state and territory also has an organization designated to coordinate the
activities of rape crisis efforts and represent that state or territory as its coalition
that provide services to survivors. Please contact your state or territory’s coalition
(link is below) to find local resources.
- NSVRC (National Sexual Violence Resource Center) Directory of State and Territory Coalitions: https://www.nsvrc.org/organizations?field_organizations_target_id=8&field_states_territories_target_id=All
- Directory of Victim/Survivor Support Organizations: https://www.nsvrc.org/organizations
Dating & Domestic Abuse
- Immediate Help: For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
- If You are in Danger: Call 9-1-1
- Support Services: To find an extensive list of available support services, please visit: https://ncadv.org/resources
- Self-Care: Self-care is a simple concept, yet for many of us, it can be incredibly difficult in practice. It is especially challenging for victims and survivors of abuse, who are often made to feel like they are not worthy of love or care. But the truth is that everyone deserves to be cared for, and we all have the power to be our own caregivers.
Self Care Resources
For tips on self-care, please visit: https://www.thehotline.org/2014/08/08/the-importance-of-self-care/
- Helping Others: A person experiencing domestic violence will often be afraid to openly share their circumstances for fear of retaliation from their abuser. If you suspect someone you know may be experiencing domestic violence, start by watching out for these key indicators, then see how to start a conversation: https://www.purplepurse.com/get-involved/how-to-talk-to-a-victim.aspx
- Contact the SPoT with questions, concerns, or for individual help. Email Jody Althouse email@example.com or leave a phone message 814-641-3077 and Jody will return your call.
- Looking for Resources Near You: The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) represents the 56 state and U.S. territory coalitions against domestic violence. Domestic violence coalitions serve as state-wide and territory-wide leaders in the efforts to end domestic violence.
- Find your state: https://nnedv.org/content/state-u-s-territory-coalitions/
The Campus Ministry Team would like to remind everyone that we are still here and available to support you in a variety of ways. We realize there is uncertainty about the semester and sadness for lost time with friends and traditions, but we remain cautious for not only our campus community but our country and the world. We cherish each of you and the interconnectedness that makes us Juniata.
With the confusion, uncertainty, mixed messages in the media, etc. we want to remind you to take care of yourself. That is a message for all of us during this time and a few basic reminders.
- Stay healthy, take care of the basic needs first: eating, sleeping, exercise.
- Breath, meditate, walk, practice mindfulness.
- Acknowledge your fears/anxiety, talk with others, find a supportive community.
- Listen with compassion, practice patience, care, and kindness.
- Practice empathy, hope, and gratitude.
- Ground yourself whether through nature, creative ways/art/music/reading, or prayer.
- Seek spiritual guidance, pray as you are able.
- Remember you are not alone.
- Make a list of that for which you are grateful each day.
- Remind yourself that you are loved and appreciated.
To reach a member of the Campus Ministry Team you can email:
- Lisa Baer at baerL@juniata.edu
- Dani Erdley at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adrienne Willholft at email@example.com
- Cindy Lattimer at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ben Lattimer at email@example.com
Campus Technology Support
What technology should I consider when learning remotely?
- A checklist to help you prepare for remote learning, including a list of important tools and training resources, is available here: http://help.juniata.edu/view_article.php?article=141
What can I do if I don’t have access to the Internet?
- If you do not have access to a reliable Internet connection, please let your instructor know asap.
- Expanded and Affordable Internet Connectivity options are being provided by a growing list of carriers. Please check here for the current list to see if any of these would work for you.
- Reach out to Dawn Scialabba, Coordinator of Academic Advising and Acting Registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org in the event that you have not been able to identify a workable solution. Juniata will work with you to evaluate possible solutions for adequate access.
How do contact Campus Technology for IT Support?
- Submit a ticket at https://services2.juniata.edu/cts/jcticket/new_ticket.html, OR
- Go to http://help.juniata.edu and use chat (lower right-hand side of window – if online) OR
- Call (814)641-3619 and Leave a Message
Campus gatherings and meetings
All internal and external events, have been canceled through the spring 2020 semester. All event contacts have been notified via phone and/or email. If you need assistance re-scheduling or canceling an event, please update via event scheduler, or contact email@example.com or 814-641-3605.
Baker House and Patrick Lodge
All reservations for Baker House and Patrick Lodge have been canceled until further notice.
Graduation / Commencement
We have made no decisions with regards to commencement and related events. For the time being, all campus events scheduled in the online instructional period have been cancelled/curtailed. As we have additional information regarding the resumption of campus operations and the return of students, we will share updated plans and logistics.
Finance and billing
As President Troha indicated in his update yesterday, we will be making an adjustment for students in relation to spring room and board expenses. We are still waiting on guidance from agencies that regulate student aid and fees from the state and federal level, but a determination about specifics should be available soon and communicated as soon as we have it.
Students with housing/food insecurity
College-related travel has been suspended until further notice
Coordination of internships, local engagement
If you are currently completing an internship or otherwise have an off-campus aspect to your academic program this semester, please contact QUEST@juniata.edu for additional information and coordination of options for completing the semester.
We encourage all students, families, faculty and staff to check the Juniata webpage and this FAQ for questions and concerns that may emerge. The College will also periodically update the Juniata community as new information and details become available. You may also contact various campus offices and individual staff via the various e-mail addresses and phone numbers present on this page and on the Juniata website. While Juniata faculty and staff are all presently working remotely, we will frequently check our e-mails and voicemails and will be in touch with you at the earliest possible moment.