FAQ for 2014 Pre-College Program Students
WHEN DO I HAVE TO ARRIVE AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN I GET HERE?
Please plan to arrive at the Summer Registration Desk located on the second level of Case College Center on Saturday, June 28, between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please see the website for the campus map and directions. Mandatory residence hall and program orientations will be held on Saturday evening and Sunday morning and afternoon.
WILL THERE BE TRANSPORTATION TO CAMPUS FROM THE AIRPORT, BUS OR TRAIN STATIONS ON SATURDAY,
The director and program staff will make every effort to arrange for transportation of students from the Albany, NY airport or the Saratoga Springs bus/train station. Please fill out your transportation form and return to us promptly. We recommend you arrive before 4:00 p.m. on June 28 in order to be met by program staff.
WILL I HAVE TRANSPORTATION TO THE AIRPORT, BUS OR TRAIN STATIONS ON SATURDAY, AUGUST
Yes. Skidmore College will arrange transportation of students from campus on Saturday, August 2. Check-out is by 4:00 p.m.
WHAT ARE THE LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS?
Residential Counselors will be present on opening day to show you where your residence hall is and to help you get settled. Pre-College program students live together in a single Residential Hall. Ten Resident Assistants and a Head Resident will live with you and will be working exclusively with the high school program. Each student will be assigned to a single or double room equipped with a bed, desk, chair, and dresser. A pillow and a bedspread will be provided.
WHAT ARE THE DINING ACCOMMODATIONS?
All meals will be served to the campus community in our award-winning Murray-Aikens Dining Hall. At each meal you will find a large assortment of dining options, including vegetarian and vegan selections. Cooking in your residential rooms is prohibited.
WHEN DO CLASSES BEGIN?
Monday, June 30, is the first day of class. A current class schedule will be provided at registration.
WILL I GET A BOOK and/or ART SUPPLY LIST-- AND WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO PURCHASE BOOKS
The art supplies list is found here. Book lists for each course can be found here. You may purchase your books in advance or at the Skidmore Shop when you arrive on campus, located on the first floor of Case Center. Note: The Skidmore Shop will only be open from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 28th. Please plan your arrival accordingly.
WILL THERE BE ACCESS TO COMPUTERS ON-CAMPUS?
There are public computers in a number of locations on campus where you can access your email and browse the Internet. Every residence hall room has wireless, as do many areas of campus.
WHAT ABOUT TELEPHONES?
The College does NOT provide telephones in its residence halls. Most students have their own cell phones.
CAN I USE THE SPORTS AND RECREATION CENTER?
Yes. Program participants have access to an indoor pool, racquetball courts, and workout, fitness and weight rooms. Tennis courts are available on a court-available basis.
CAN I RECEIVE MAIL WHILE I’M ON CAMPUS?
Yes. Mail for all programs is distributed at the Skidmore Post Office located on campus. The correct address for incoming mail is as follows:
General Delivery - Summer Programs
815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632
HOW MUCH SPENDING MONEY/CASH SHOULD I BRING?
We suggest $50 per week. This does not include books or art supplies. Students should bring cash or traveler’s checks issued in the student’s name. Parents may go online to add monetary value to the Skidmore College ID Declining Balance Card, which is also a students's Dining Hall Card. Parents should not send personal checks, as students are unable to cash them.
Field trips are planned on the weekends with most expenses being covered by the activities fee. A lunch will be provided on the first trip to a local amusement park, The Great Escape/Six Flags. The New York City Ballet is in residence at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center where you will see a matinee performance. We've also planned an afternoon bowling outing
WHERE DO I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
The Summer Information Guide has a lot of additional information for you.
WHAT OTHER ITEMS SHOULD I BRING?
- Twin sheets (extra-long), a pillowcase, blankets or comforter, extra pillows and anything else that will make you feel comfortable
- Large bath size towels, wash cloths, all personal toiletries including soap, shampoo, conditioner, small mirror, shower shoes and a small tote for carrying your bathroom products
- Small study lamp-high intensity (remember dorm rooms can be dark)
- The dorm is not air-conditioned. For your personal comfort bring a fan. Air conditioners are not allowed.
- Alarm clock
- Flashlight, in case of power outages
- Rain gear and umbrella
- Clothes hangers
- Laundry detergent for the washing machines - all machines take the Skidmore College ID Declining Balance Card, which is also your Dining Hall Card.
- You may want to bring a bathing suit/towel as Skidmore has an indoor pool.