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Tenting Information

Juniata College has a tradition that accompanies Madrigal, our winter dinner and dance, called “Tenting.”  Tenting begins when an e-mail is sent out to the entire student body, who race to the lawns in front of Ellis Hall to set-up camp for the next week.  The order in which students arrive and set-up their tent determines students’ place in line for Madrigal ticket sales.  For example, the first students in the tent line (otherwise known as the “head tent”) receive their first choice table at Madrigal, second tent gets second choice and so on.

Students compete to be “head tent” so they have their pick of Madrigal table (the ones in the middle which represent “Five Golden Rings” tend to be the most popular).  Additionally, students enjoy the tradition of camping outside and participating in “roll calls” which can occur at any time, so it is important that at least one person is always by their tent.  (Roll call is prohibited during class hours, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday - Friday.)
Juniata students typically campout with their friends and those they wish to share a table with during the Madrigal dinner.  The maximum number of people per tent is ten.  Dinner tables cannot surpass 6 or 8 people.  Students who do not plan to attend the dinner may still attend the dance.  Dance tickets will be on sale at the Information Desk starting the Monday after Madrigal ticket sales begin.

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