Room Draw FAQ

  • How do I request special medical accommodations (or any other accommodation)?

Juniata College recognizes the importance of providing reasonable accommodations in its housing policies and practices when necessary for individuals with disabilities to fully participate in the College Residential Life program. A disability must substantially limit one or more major life activity, such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, and working. Current and appropriate documentation from a reliable third party professional is required to support any request for reasonable housing accommodations.

 The deadline for submitting a housing accommodations request with all of the necessary documentation is February 17, 2017. Students requesting a renewal of a previously approved housing accommodation or a renewal of a previously approved emotional support animal must also meet this deadline.

 **Please note that Juniata College strives to accommodate students with disabilities within our existing college-owned housing options. An accommodation to live off campus is only granted under unusual circumstances and after all efforts to accommodate on campus have been exhausted.

 For more information about the process of requesting reasonable housing accommodations, please contact the Director of Disability Services: Beth Bleil,, 814-641-5840.


What do I need to know if I want to draw for a single room?

 A limited number of singles are available across campus (approximately 75 in Nathan Hall and 24 scatterd throughout other residence halls). There is an additional charge for all single rooms.

 Like all rooms, priority numbers will be used to determine the order in which students can draw for a single. Due to the limited number of singles, we strongly suggest making a backup plan.

 Some singles in Nathan Hall have a shared bathroom for two single bedrooms. These rooms will be drawn during the same night as all singles, but must be drawn with a suitemate (same gender unless approved for Gender Inclusive Housing). The suitemate with the highest priority number will represent the pair.

  • What if I (and/or my roommate) plan to study abroad or live at the Field Station?

 One Semester: We ask that all students going abroad for one semester or to the Field Station arrange for someone to take their place in the room for the semester in which they will be gone. The room with be guaranteed for the semester that you are living in campus housing. If the room in not filled during your time away, the Residential Life Office will fill the space as needed.

 Full Year: Students who have pre-registered for study abroad for both fall and spring semesters are ineligible to participate in Room Draw unless they have withdrawn from the study abroad or Field Station program.

  • What if I cannot attend Room Draw?

 If you are unable to attend Room Draw for any reason, you must complete a proxy form and designate someone to select your housing. Proxy forms are only needed if your priority number is the one being used for Room Draw. Your proxy must have your completed form and priority card at Room Draw to be able to select your room.

 Click here for a printable Proxy Form 

  • Can you tell me more about Nathan Hall?

 Nathan Hall has three floors with 77 beds, all in single rooms. Each floor has a male and a female bathroom that will be shared by the majority of the residents. A limited number of suites are available with two rooms sharing a private bathroom (some with an additional living space).  Two rooms are available with their own private bathroom.

 The first floor houses the laundry room, a coffee shop and lounge, seminar room, and RD apartment. The second floor has a small workout room. A lounge and kitchenette are located on the third floor.

Click here to see the blueprints

  • How do I apply for non-campus housing exemption?

 Non-campus housing refers to any property not owned by Juniata College. Visit residential life's policies page for information regarding this process.

Application is for rising seniors only.

Non-campus Housing Application Opens:  December 1, 2016

Non-campus Housing Application Closes:  March 1, 2017