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.


2024-2025 Residential Life/Campus Life Calendar

Fall Semester 2024

Wednesday, August 14th: New International Student Move In

Sunday, August 18th: New Student Move-In for August Inbound Attendees

Tuesday, August 20th: New Student Move-In for All Other First Year Students

Wednesday, August 21st: Returner Student Move-In and Meal Plan Begins for All Students

Thursday, August 22nd: First Day of Classes

Friday, September 27th - Sunday, September 29th: Homecoming and Family Weekend

Saturday, October 5th - Tuesday, October 8th: Fall Break (Halls Remain Open and Room Checks Conducted)

Wednesday, November 27th - Sunday, December 1st: Thanksgiving Break (Halls Remain Open and Room Checks Conducted) - Baker Closed

Friday, December 13th: Meal Plan Ends

Saturday, December 14th: Halls Close at 10am (Room Checks Conducted)

Spring Semester 2025

Sunday, January 19th - Monday, January 20th: Student Move-In

Monday, January 20th: Meal Plan Begins for All Students

Tuesday, January 21st: First Day of Classes

Saturday March 15th - Sunday March 23rd: Spring Break (Halls Remain Open and Room Checks Conducted)

Thursday, May 15th: Halls Close at 5pm (excluding graduating students) (Room Checks Conducted)

Saturday, May 17th: 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.

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.