Cloister is Juniata's oldest dorm and right in the middle of campus. It has funky-shaped rooms, and it's even rumored to be haunted.
TNT has the best kitchen, an outdoor grill and a huge multipurpose room that people from all across campus use. It is home to the Global Village floor and also boasts low substance (e.g., alcohol) use. It's a peaceful, diverse kind of place.
Sunderland is highlighted by large, well-lit rooms, an upstairs lounge with a gigantic fireplace, and its front lawn, where many of the club sports at Juniata are enjoyed (such as ultimate frisbee).
Sherwood is a typical freshman dorm. It has a lounge that is used for quiet study and is popular for club meetings. Its outdoor porch is a popular hangout spot in the Springtime.
This is as close to apartment living as dorms will ever be. A group-oriented setting, each air-conditioned suite contains four doubles, a bathroom and a living room. Often, teams or clubs go in for a suite in East as upperclassman.
Lesher, which houses only women, has two spacious lounges and a popular kitchen. It was recently renovated and is also the home of the Early Childhood Education Center.
South houses students in co-ed style. Here, a pair of guys and a pair of girls can easily room next to each other. The first floor was traditionally home to techies. South is nearly adjacent to von Liebig Center for Science and is also close to Baker Refractory.
Affectionately known as "The Pink Palace," this co-ed building contains quads and 2-person apartments. It's on-campus apartment-style living at its best.
Mission includes 5-person suites with great back porches, a shared backyard and spacious kitchens.
Located several blocks off campus, Hess is closer to the restaurants and downtown of Huntingdon than any other campus-owned housing. It includes four 4-person apartments and three 3-person apartments.
An entire house including a small porch, laundry facilities and more. It's only a few blocks from campus.
Located adjacent to campus (across the street from the Humanities building and within one block of Founders Hall), this house is in a prime residential location. It features a large common area and outdoor grill.
Located next to Mission, this off-campus house includes off-street parking.
The Evergreen Eco-House houses 8 people committed to living sustainably through composting, buying local foods and advocating for animal welfare. In the past, the residents of 1610 Moore have also been members of the Student Food Initiative, which has helped transform Juniata's sustainability through working with Dining Services and creating an Organic Garden.
All rooms have one cable TV hook-up (don't forget your co-ax cable) and access for each student to the Internet. In addition, most buildings have a student lounge (some with ping-pong, pool or foosball tables) and a kitchen. All residential Halls have laundry facilities. The unique features of each building, such as dimensions and type of closet are outlined below.
Bring a toaster, but not a propane tank. Or perhaps a microwave instead of a smoke machine.
Established: Late 1940's
To date, no freshman class has made it through the Arch successfully.
Storming of the Arch is an optional rite of passage for freshman. The goal? Get through the Cloister Arch. This mission is complicated by a group of upperclass "defenders," rugby players, and alumni.
On a beautiful fall day, classes are canceled and everyone flocks to one of the state parks for a day of outdoor fun, including a picnic, slip 'n slide, mechanical bull, crafts, music, and tug-of-war.
The best part is that no one knows in advance when it's going to occur! Speculation on the date is one of the most-popular topics among the students and faculty.
When students return to campus in the fall, we treat them with lobsters!
In addition to tasty lobsters and live music, there's a fair where student organizations set up display tables so that new students have the opportunity to see the many activities available to them.
Only during All-Class Night will you get to see a live sheep on the Oller Hall stage, students roller-skating down the aisles, and the president of the College wearing shades belting out a Blues Brothers tune!
And the best part? The performances are judged by professors.
Juniata science students experiment as entertainers during demonstrations of astounding feats of physical science during Physics Phun Night.
Experience Muslim culture, authentic cuisine, music, and entertainment firsthand. The Lebanese folk dance Debka is especially popular among our Eid guests!
Eid celebrates the end of Ramadan, a fasting month for Muslims where they pray for forgiveness, reflect on the past year, and renew their commitment to Allah. At Juniata, Eid is filled with wonderful homemade food, live entertainment, and colorful decorations.
This holiday tradition starts with a first-class meal served to the students by the faculty and staff. After dinner, there is much caroling, which culminates with the singing of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" with various sections of the dining hall acting out the different parts of the song.
Students camp out in the freezing cold for days just to sign up for Madrigal. It's an elaborate tent city on the lawn around Ellis Hall, complete with furniture, TVs and VCRs, and video games.
The Mr. Juniata Pageant is a tongue-in-cheek spoof of beauty pageants with men from each class competing for the coveted Mr. Juniata crown. Complete with formal wear, talent, and interview competitions, the guys keep the Oller Hall audience in stitches with their hilarious antics.
Springfest is jam-packed with activities allowing students and staff to enjoy a break from their preparations for finals and to get a little crazy! The weekend consists of a mud volleyball tournament, carnival activities, outdoor picnics and other activities which can include anything from laser tag to tie-dying t-shirts to a break dancing demonstration.
On the morning of Reading Day in the spring, a very special breakfast is held to recognize outstanding students on campus and to celebrate their contributions to campus life.