Junior Admissions Workshop

Sunday, January 29—Monday, January 30, 2017
Schedule of Events

The schedule of events for 2017 is not yet finalized. You can see the 2016 schedule below, which will give some idea what you can expect at the JAWS workshop.




2016 Schedule of Events 
[Sunday]  [Monday]  [Location Details]

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Time Event and Location
11:00am -1:00pm Registration
Palamountain Hall, Class of 1967 Lobby,

Lunch on your own Please note that lunch is not part of the formal program. 
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall is open 9am-4pm at $9.00 (plus tax) for brunch/lunch, or check out the offerings in downtown Saratoga Springs.

11:15 & 11:30am "Early Bird" Campus Tours
Class of 1967 Lobby
11:30am - 12:15pm


"Summer Pre-College Programs for High School Students"
Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium
Try college on before taking college on.  Skidmore's Pre-College Program Director will explain the many benefits of summer pre-college programs, including earning college credit, experiencing the campus life, making friends from around the world, and preparing yourself for college success.
Michelle Paquette, Director, Pre-College Program


"Disability/Accessibility Issues at the College Level"
Bolton Hall, Room 280
Learn the difference between disability services in High School and College and how to find the best fit for your academic and physical needs during your college search.
Meg Hegener, Coordinator for Students with Disabilities

1:00 - 1:15pm

Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
Michael Sposili, Executive Director of Alumni Relations and College Events;
Mary Lou Bates, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

1:15 - 1:45pm Workshop 1
"Selective College Admissions and Visiting Colleges"
Gannett Auditorium
Mary Lou Bates, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
1:45 - 2:30pm Workshop 2
"The College Interview"
Gannett Auditorium
Matt Cohen, Senior Associate Director of Admissions; Admissions Staff
2:30 - 2:45pm Beverage Break
Class of 1967 Lobby
2:45 - 3:30pm Workshop 3
"Writing the Application Essay"
Gannett Auditorium
Dean Mendes, Associate Director of Admissions and Coordinator of International and Multicultural Recruitment, Admissions Staff

3:30 - 4:15pm


Workshop 4
"The College Search Process From the Other Side: Helpful Hints From the Veteran College Searchers"
Gannett Auditorium
Skidmore Student Panel moderated by Jeff Bates '00, Director of College Counseling, Rye Country Day School (Rye, NY)
4:15 - 5:50pm Free Time
Explore the campus or downtown Saratoga Springs
5:50 pm Student Drop-Off in Atrium of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
6:00 - 6:45pm Dinner for Students
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Skidmore student hosts will eat with the group in the Dining Hall
6:00 - 8:00pm Dinner for Parents
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 2nd Floor
7:00 - 8:00pm "Navigating the College Admissions Process"
A seasoned counselor's perspective on identifying "good fit" colleges
Gannett Auditorium
Jeff Bates '00, Director of College Counseling, Rye Country Day School (Rye, NY)  -

Monday, February 1, 2016

Time Event and Location
7:15 - 8:30am Breakfast for Students and Parents (optional)
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
9:00 - 10:30am Workshop
"Mock Admissions Session"
Williamson Sports and Recreation Center, Intramural Gym
Session begins promptly at 9am
11am or 2:15pm Campus Tours
Waring House, 952 Broadway
11:00am - noon Seminar
"Financing Your Education"
Gannett Auditorium
Beth Post Lundquist, Director of Financial Aid
11:30 am - 1:30pm Lunch for Parents and Students (optional)                                                  
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

1:30 - 2:15pm

"Skidmore Information Session"
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium

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