Junior Admissions Workshop

Saturday, January 27—Sunday, January 28, 2018
Schedule of Events


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Saturday, January 27

Time Event and Location
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 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 will be open (9 a.m. - 4 p.m., cost is $9.50 plus tax for brunch/lunch), or check out the offerings in downtown Saratoga Springs.

11:15 & 11:30 a.m. "Early Bird" Campus Tours
Palamountain Hall, Class of 1967 Lobby
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Seminars - choose one

"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-Deuel, Director, Pre-College Program

"Disability/Accessibility Issues at the College Level"
Bolton Hall, Room 281
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 - 1:15 p.m.

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

1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Workshop 1
"Selective College Admissions and Visiting Colleges"
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
Mary Lou Bates, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Workshop 2
"The College Interview"
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
Matt Cohen, Senior Associate Director of Admissions; Admissions Staff
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Beverage Break
Palamountain Hall, Class of 1967 Lobby
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. 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 - 4:15 p.m.


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 - 5:50 p.m. Free Time
Explore the campus or downtown Saratoga Springs
5:50 p.m. Student Drop-Off in Atrium of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Please be prompt so that the group has time for dinner.
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Dinner for Students
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Skidmore student hosts will eat with the group in the Dining Facility. These hosts will escort the students from the Dining Hall to Gannett Auditorium for the 7 p.m. session.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner for Parents
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 2nd Floor
Parents will pick up their students in the lobby of Palamountain Hall at 8 p.m.
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

"Navigating the College Admissions Process"
Gannett Auditorium
Students will get a seasoned college counselor’s perspective on how to launch the process and identify schools that could be great matches. Facilitating the discussion will be Ali Bhanji, Director of College Counseling, The Collegiate School (New York, NY) 

Sunday, January 28

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

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

"Skidmore Information Session"
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center, 952 North Broadway

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