Noncommuting freshmen are required to live on campus, and this is a good thing, as it's the best way to get sucked into the Juniata bubble and meet the people who will become your family over the next few years. There's an RA for every floor of every building to help you if needed, and most are laid-back and pretty cool about helping you with your woes. The rooms can be a bit cramped at times, especially in Sunderland with its extra furniture. If you're a girl with tons of stuff and you don't mind a bit of estrogen overload, head to Lesher—the rooms are bigger and there's plenty of closet space. Tussey and Terrace are usually freshman favorites and have the nicest bathrooms on campus. Listen to the students who tell you to stay away from Sherwood.
When you're an upperclassman, you'll probably want to head to Cloister or South, which both have great atmospheres. Cloister is older, centrally located, character-laden, and exclusive to upperclassmen, while South lets the ladies and the gents live side-by-side and has the largest rooms by far. Most of the seniors who stay on campus live in these two places. Finally, all dorms are only a short walk from all of the key places on campus, except for East, which is a bit farther away. East is the requisite party dorm; it's fine if you want to experience life in a suite with seven other people, but weekends there are loud, which prompts many to choose just to party there and live somewhere else.