Extra-curriculars:Piano and songwriting, Bandersnatchers (Skidmore A Capella), Sketchies (Skidmore sketch comedy), Early Childhood Center student teacher, playing cards, coffee.
Why did you choose Skidmore?
I wanted my college experience to be an organic one, a place where my interests could unfold as they came. I applied to Skidmore because it is first a well-rounded school academically, and also has an emphasis on the arts as a discipline; I’ve met and have come to know some extremely talented, interesting, and down to earth people in my time so far. Having been able to sample more than a handful of intro-to-humanities courses, I feel well balanced and grateful to have explored different interests, disorienting and reorienting myself along the way. As a side note, It didn’t hurt that Skidmore fell within the four-hour car ride radius I drew from my house, and that they offered me enough aid to equal my second choice, an in-state university.
What do you love about Skidmore?
The food; freshman and sophomore year on the unlimited meal plan was heaven, don’t let anyone tell you differently. Socially, it’s easy to meet people, get involved, and pursue what it is you want to. This is the time to set into motion your aspirations. I met my best friend on the second day of pre-orientation, but I love that I meet new faces each year. The studio is open 24/7 so it makes working outside of class flexible, and it’s a nice escape from the ordinary rhythms of the week. There are events going on just about every week and weekend: music, dance, guest lecturers, comedy, fundraising, sports. Downtown Saratoga is a definite plus and the Northwoods are also a great way to get some fresh air, walk, run, and relax. The fall foliage never ceases to amaze me, and the snow, while heavy at times, makes spring all the more worthwhile.
Any advice for prospective students?
ask questions, study hard – don’t get too lazy.
loosen up, have fun – don’t get too crazy.