Orientation Programs

The Class of 2016 proceeds to the main gym for Convocation. Skidmore Trustee Eliot Masie addresses the Class of 2016. Skidmore College President Philip A. Glotzbach welcomes the incoming class at convocation on Sunday. Welcome Skidmore College Class of 2016! Students moved in to their new dorms over the weekend. Classes began on Wednesday, September 6. Current students (in yellow T-shirts) helped new students move in over the weekend.Nearly half of the Class of 2016 participated in one of many pre-orientation programs designed to get students acquainted with campus. Julia Rutkovsky '16 poses with her Skidmore College acceptance packet.

Orientation Information for First-Year, Transfer, and Exchange Students

Welcome to Skidmore!  Whether you are an incoming first-year student staying on campus or heading to London, an international student, a transfer student, or an exchange student, we have planned an orientation to help you make the transition to Skidmore.  We’ve tailored each orientation to fit the unique needs of each group. From sessions meant to help you get to know your classmates, explore the campus, and discuss your academic goals and pursuits, our purpose is to be sure you have the information you need to begin a successful career at Skidmore.  For this reason, Orientation is required for all first-year, transfer, and exchange students. 

Below you will find the dates and schedules for orientations happening this fall.  

2015 Family Orientation Guide

During Orientation a class picture will be taken.
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Fall 2015 Orientation Dates

London FYE
Monday, August 24 - Wednesday, August 26
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International Student Orientation (by invitation):
Friday, August 28 - Wednesday, September 2
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Thursday, September 3 - Sunday, September 6
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New Student Orientation:
Sunday, September 6 - Friday, September 11
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Transfer and Exchange Student Orientation:
Sunday, September 6 - Friday, September 11
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Parent/Family Orientation:
Thursday, September 3 and/or Sunday, September 6