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Discovery Tour

April 8 - 10, 2015 

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 8, and ends on Friday, April 10. 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 Associate Director of Admissions, Dean Mendes at dmendes@skidmore.edu for more information.

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 Candidates Days scheduled by Admissions.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Program Schedule  

 Wednesday, April 8, 2015



2:00-5:30 PM Arrival to campus for students on flights or trains
4:00 PMBus departure from NYC metro area for those students traveling from that region
(8:00 pm arrival at Skidmore)
6:30 - 9:00 PM

Dinner in the Dining Hall 

9:00 - 10:00 PMDessert with student hosts 
Spa, Case Student Center
9:30 PMOne Night Stand Talent Show
sponsored by Office of Student Diversity Programs 
Spa, Case Student Center


 Thursday, April 9, 2015



7:00-9:45 AMBreakfast (on your own) 
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
8:30 AMOpportunity Program students meet with OP staff
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 2nd floor 
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
3:40- 4:30 PMStudent Panel
Moderated by Rochelle Calhoun, Dean of Student Affairs
Be prepared with questions to ask current students! 
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
4:45 – 6:00 PMReception with Faculty, Alumni, and Students 
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
6:30-8:00 PMDinner with President Philip A. Glotzbach & Marie B. Glotzbach
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 2nd floor
9:30 PMBowling
Load bus at Case Center Parking Lot
(return to campus at midnight)


 Friday, April 10, 2015



7:00 – 10:00 AMBreakfast (on your own)
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AMALL Luggage Drop-Off
Intercultural Center Lounge, Case Student Center
Choose either Option 1 or Option 2 below
Option 1
You're on your own!

Attend classes with your student host in lieu of programming below. Don’t forget to drop off your luggage at Case Center, eat lunch in dining hall, and gather as a group for the reception at 2:30 PM on Porter Plaza!

Option 2
Planned Programming Schedule
Follow along with the schedule below, as on previous days. Some programs may overlap, you're free to choose the ones that appeal to you.
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
(Mandatory for Opportunity Program students)
Zankel Music Building
10:30 – 11:00 AMStudy Abroad Opportunities 
Presented by Cori Filson, Director of Off-Campus Study and Exchanges
Gannett Auditorium 
11:00 – 11:30 AMOrientation Programs
Presented by Mary Ann Toia, Pre-Orientation Coordinator  
Gannett Auditorium
11:30 AMOSDP (Office of Student Diversity Programs) Day Annual Celebration 
Social Justice Month - Fair trade Market at 11:30 AM
Activities by Skidmore OSDP clubs at 1:00 PM
Case Green
11:45 – 12:30 PMFaculty members and coaches available for informal discussions
Main Gym, Williamson Sports Center
12:00 – 1:30 PMLunch
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
2:30 PMReception with a cappella concert
Porter Plaza, Case Student Center
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Shuttles to Airport, Train, & Bus Station
Porter Plaza, Case Student Center 

3:00 PM

Bus departure to NYC 
Porter Plaza, Case Student Center 

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