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Discovery Tour

April 6 - 8, 2016 

If you have received your acceptance letter to Skidmore College....Congratulations!! If not, your acceptance packet is on its way and you'll have it soon! 

We invite you to participate in our Discovery Tour for students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

Discovery Tour, which showcases academics, student life, and interculturalism, begins Wednesday, April 6, and ends on Friday, April 8. Please note that all travel arrangements and costs will be taken care of by the Admissions Office if you contact us in advance. 

As a participant in this tour, you will:

  • Attend a class and a faculty reception 
  • Spend two nights in a residence hall with a current student
  • Tour our campus and the city of Saratoga Springs
  • Meet student leaders, faculty, and staff
  • Interact with a student panel about campus intercultural life
  • Enjoy a social gathering with food, music, dancing, and entertainment

Click here to see the full schedule. 


Registration is now closed. Please contact Dean Mendes, Associate Director of Admissions, at with any questions.

If you are unable to attend this program, but are interested in visiting Skidmore, we encourage you to join us for one of the Accepted Candidate Days scheduled by Admissions.

We look forward to hearing from you! 


Program Schedule  

 Wednesday, April 6, 2016



2:00-5:30 PM Arrival to campus for students on flights or trains
3:00 PMBus departure from NYC metro area for those students traveling from that region
(7:00 pm arrival at Skidmore)

5:15 - 9:15 PM

Dinner in the Dining Hall 

8:30 - 10:30 PMOne Night Stand Talent Show
Stand-up comedy show
Ice cream and cookie desserts
Sponsor: Office of Student Diversity Programs 
Spa, Case Student Center


 Thursday, April 7, 2016



7:00-9:45 AMBreakfast (on your own) 
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
10:00 AMDiscovery Tour Welcome
Philip A. Glotzbach, President 
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium 
11:10 AM - 12:30 PMGroup A - Attend a Skidmore Class
Group B - Campus Tour
12:45 - 2:00 PMLunch 
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
2:10 - 3:30 PMGroup B - Attend a Skidmore Class 
Group A - Campus Tour
3:45 - 4:30 PMStudent Panel
Moderated by Amon Emeka, Professor of Sociology
Be prepared with questions to ask current students! 
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
4:30 – 5:30 PMStudent Government Club Carnival
Case Center Patio
6:00 - 7:30 PMDinner with President Philip A. Glotzbach & Marie B. Glotzbach
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 2nd floor
8:00 PMThe Fun Spot
Mini golf, roller skating, go karts, laser tag, and more...
Load bus at Case Center Parking Lot


 Friday, April 8, 2016



7:00 - 10:00 AM             Breakfast (on your own)
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
8:00 - 10:00 AMALL Luggage Drop-Off
Intercultural Center Lounge, Case Student Center

Accepted Candidates Day

9:00 – 10:15 AMFaculty Perspectives and Academic Opportunities at Skidmore College 
Presented by Janet Casey, Director of the First-Year Experience and Professor of English and Sheldon Solomon, Professor of Psychology
Zankel Music Building
11:45 – 12:30 PMFaculty members and coaches available for informal discussions
Main Gym, Williamson Sports Center
12:30 – 1:30 PMLunch
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
1:30 - 2:30 PMBus Tour of Saratoga Springs
Departing from Jonsson Tower Parking Lot
2:30 PMReception with A Cappella performance
Porter Plaza, Case Student Center
1:00 - 3:00 PMShuttles to Airport, Train, & Bus Station
Porter Plaza, Case Student Center 
3:00 PMBus departure to NYC 
Porter Plaza, Case Student Center 
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