Welcome to Juniata! Please take note of the do’s and don’ts of residence-hall living in the text below and in the links provided. Also, read The Pathfinder for policies, procedures, services and rules pertaining to community living.
What to Bring
Click here to see a list of items to bring along with you, and also the items that should be left at home.
Residential Hall Staff
Each residence hall and apartment area has student and professional staff members who are available to provide information, offer help and support, plan social and educational activities, and address concerns. The Community Assistant (CA) is responsible for providing leadership and direction to those in their areas. They are a resource for RAs and provide direction to their hall staff. A Resident Assistant (RA) will be living on your floor. They are peer advisors that provide help and assistance to residents. RAs are supervised by a live-in Resident Director (RD) or Resident Life Coordinator (RLC). The RD/RLC advises the hall staff, coordinates hall programs, and works with the judicial system. Staff can answer most of your questions, and when they cannot, they know where to find them.
Meals are provided through Parkhurst our college dining service. All residential students are assigned to the all-Inclusive meal plan. Changes can only be made through the drop/add period of each semester. Declining Cash Balance (DCB) can be added through the Bursar's Office at any time during the semester and can be used in any of the Parkhurst facilities. DCB carries over from fall to spring semesters but not from one academic year to the next. Money from DCB may be used to pay for guest meals. More information is available on the Dining Services page .
ID cards are issued at the Public Safety Office. Cards are used to gain access to residence halls, which are locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students swipe ID cards to gain access to any residence hall. Cards are also used at dining facilities, the library, and the Bookstore. Money can be added throughout the semester for bookstore and ”extra” food service DCB through the Bursar’s Office.
Free laundry is available in all buildings.
The rights of a student to privacy, quiet, etc. are paramount and take precedence over the desire of a roommate to have guests in the room. Overnight guests may not stay more than two consecutive nights, or four nights in a thirty-day period. All guests are subject to Juniata College regulations. Guest misconduct is the responsibility of the host. All guests must have an escort while visiting residence halls. Unescorted guests will be asked to leave the campus.
Entry and Inspection
The College reserves the right to enter any College room when necessary and appropriate with respect to a student’s right to privacy. The College conducts health and safety inspections and maintenance visits to all College-owned residence rooms. Inspections will occur at least once during the semester and during scheduled College breaks.
Click on the links below to view our policies on Smoking, Fire Safety, and Firearms & Related items.
Contact Your Roommate
You should have received an email with information on how to get in touch with your roommate. When you contact your roommate the following questions can help start the conversation.
- What is your Program of Emphasis (POE)?
- What are you planning on doing at Juniata? (sports, chorus, band, clubs, newspaper, etc.)
- Do you plan to bring:
- Refrigerator—largest size allowed is 4.3 cu. ft.
- Microwave—largest is 750 watt
- TV—do you want two in the room? Don’t forget a coax cable.
- Appliances—must be Energy Star and UL certified.
- When will you arrive on campus? It’s good to arrange a time to set up the room together.
Amtrak trains serve Huntingdon once daily from the east and the west. The Huntingdon Station is one mile from campus.
University Park Airport, State College, (approximately 40 miles from campus) is serviced by Delta Connection, United, and US Air.
State College, Pa.—University Park Airport (SCE), Megabus location and Greyhound Station
Harrisburg, Pa.—Harrisburg International Airport (MDT), Train and Greyhound Stations
Huntingdon, Pa.—Amtrak Station (HGD)