Juniata is a residential college. Undergraduate students are required to live on campus and participate in a college meal plan for 8 semesters. Students who are married, have dependents, or at least 25 years of age may be exempt from the 8 semester residency requirement. 

A student may elect to be a commuter student (a student who does not reside in campus housing) only if they live with their parents or guardian, whose main home is within 50 miles of Juniata’s Huntingdon campus.


2023-2024 Residential Life/Campus Life Calendar

Fall Semester 2023

Wednesday, August 16th: New International Student Move In

Sunday, August 20th: New Student Move-In for Inbound 3 Attendees

Tuesday, August 22nd: New Student Move-In for All Other First Year Students

Wednesday, August 23rd: Returner Student Move-In and Meal Plan Begins for All Students

Thursday, August 24th: First Day of Classes

Thursday, October 12th - Sunday, October 15th: Fall Break (Halls Remain Open and Room Checks Conducted)

Friday, October 20th - Sunday, October 22nd: Homecoming Weekend

Wednesday, November 22nd - Sunday, November 26th: Thanksgiving Break (Halls Remain Open and Room Checks Conducted) - Baker Closed

Friday, December 15th: Meal Plan Ends

Saturday, December 16th: Halls Close at 10am (Room Checks Conducted)

Spring Semester 2024

Sunday, January 14th - Monday, January 15th: Student Move-In

Monday, January 15th: Meal Plan Begins for All Students

Tuesday, January 16th: First Day of Classes

Saturday March 9th - Sunday March 17th: Spring Break (Halls Remain Open and Room Checks Conducted)

Thursday, May 9th: Halls Close at 5pm (excluding graduating students) (Room Checks Conducted)

Saturday, May 11th: Halls Close at 7pm for Graduating Students (Room Checks Conducted)

**An improper checkout fee of up to $100 may be assessed for students leaving after the halls close.


If students are decide to take a leave of absense or withdraw, will there be reimbursement for room and board? If students decides to withdraw or take a leave of absence during a semester, we will issue Room and Board refunds based on the following schedule, which will be updated for all semesters moving forward. 

Fall 2023

Move home on or before Friday September 15, 2023 – 80% refund
Through Friday, October 20, 2023 – 50% refund
Through Monday, November 6, 2023 – 25% refund
On or after Tuesday, November 7, 2023 – 0% refund

Spring 2024

Move home on or before Tuesday February 6, 2024 – 80% refund
Through Friday, March 18, 2024 – 50% refund
Through Thursday, March 21, 2024 – 25% refund
On or after Friday, March 22, 2024 – 0% refund

 If students take a leave of absence or withdraw from the college, the last day for a refund of tuition, room & board is as stated above.  Students will be prorated based on the number of days in attendance.


Housing Contract

Housing Options

Summer Housing 

Room Lockout Fee

  • Beginning September 3, 2021 the Office of Campus Life will be implementing a room lock out fee. Each time a member of the Campus Life Staff, Facilities, or Public Safety is contacted to give you access to your room a $10 lock out fee will be placed on your student account.

Food Service

Parkhurst is the Food Service Provider for Juniata.

For information on meal plans, go to our meal plan page.

Residence Hall Linens

Safety Policies and FAQs

Air Conditioners

Abandoned Property

  • Campus and Residential Life does not provide additional storage to students beyond the space within their unit. Housing spaces are to be fully vacated at the time of a student’s departure or checkout, and all contents and belongings removed and the room cleaned. The College assumes no liability or responsibility for personal items left behind, but in instances where items of substantial value or volume appear to occupy a student’s room after checkout or departure, the student will be notified by email, and given 10 days to arrange for retrieval. Failure to contact Campus and Residential Life and/or retrieve items left behind within the stated timeframe will result in items being declared abandoned property and discarded. The student’s College account will be assessed a $100 fee, plus any costs incurred with removal, storage, and disposal of any belongings left behind.”.

Juniata College Fire Pit Policy and Procedure

Fire pits are permitted in designed areas only and with approval from Campus Life. Fire Pit and/or open fires are not permitted at the Peace Chapel and surrounding area.

Juniata College fire pit policy and procedure addresses the safety needed to operate a fire pit in a safe, cautious manner and this safety information is reviewed and clearly understood by students prior to permission being granted to utilize a fire pit.

All requests for fire pits must be approved in advanced by Campus Life and Public Safety will be notified of this approval. Requests must be made 48 hours in advance through Events Scheduler.

There will be only one student making the request and that student will be responsible and will only be granted final approval after acknowledging and signing the Fire Pit Safety Guide form.

Once approval is granted the student responsible will be given a fire extinguisher to be present at all times while having a fire in the approved fire pit. Student will be given instructions on how to operate a fire extinguisher. 

The fire extinguisher will not be used to extinguish the fire at the end of the activity , for the fire should be left to burn out and be watch by the student responsible for the fire pit.  Any assistance in making sure the fire is completely out contact Public Safety.

The student responsible for the Fire Pit will be accountable to return the fire extinguisher to Campus Life within one business day of the completion of the fire pit event.

Students need to note that Campus Life and Public Safety has the authority to shut down or extinguish any fire pit activity due to adverse conditions and/or inappropriate operations deemed contrary to the safe operation of a Fire Pit.

Student responsible for the fire pit and fire extinguisher will be given a safety form that provide guidance and rules for utilizing a fire pit in a safe manner .

The safety form must be signed by the student responsible for the fire pit and fire extinguisher acknowledging they have read and thoroughly understand the safe operating procedures and manner for the fire pit.