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Religious and Spiritual Life


Spring 2018
See below for our weekly schedule with new offerings, expanded drop-in hours, and many opportunities to connect with your self, your community, and all that connects and guides you. 

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) provides opportunities for members of the Skidmore community to develop their religious and spiritual lives, which are an important part of the educational experience.

We encourage enriching dialogue, meaningful ritual, and enduring friendships among people of all religious backgrounds.

We offer:

  • religious services
  • holiday observances
  • contemplative practices
  • speakers and lectures
  • educational programs
  • discussion groups
  • community service opportunities
  • social justice projects
  • club advising
  • individual spiritual counsel


Contacting a Chaplain or Spiritual Advisor 

The ORSL staff are available to meet with students regardless of religious, spiritual, or secular background. Affiliated advisors and local religious leaders from specific traditions are also available on and off campus. We are happy to help students connect with leaders and communities from their preferred tradition. 

Spring 2018 Drop-in Hours

  • Parker Diggory: Tuesdays 1-3 pm and by appointement - Case 203 
  • Jennifer Schmid-Fareed: Tuesdays 1:30 - 3 pm, Thursdays 3-4:30 and  - Case 201 

  • Martina Zobel: Wednesdays 2:30-4:30 pm, Case 202
  • ORSL advisors are also available most weekdays on campus. Stop by our offices or contact us to make an appointment. Each of our staff are available to students of all traditions. 

Connect with the ORSL...

  • to discuss faith, spirituality, and religion
  • to connect with faith communities on or off campus
  • for prayer or spiritual counsel
  • to plan events on campus of religious and/or spiritual interest
  • if you’re navigating a time of grief
  • to talk about identity and community
  • when worried about a friend or loved one
  • just to talk


Wilson Chapel

The chapel is a beautiful space for worship and wonder, retreat and reflection. When not scheduled for campus events it is available to the Skidmore community for personal reflection and prayer. Events at the chapel include yoga, meditation, religious prayers and services, and events that explore many forms of spiritual and contemplative practice.

Open Chapel

When not otherwise reserved the chapel is normally open from around 6:30 am to around 10:30 pm during the school year.

 Wilson Chapel, photo by Sam Brooks '12

To contact the ORSL email Parker Diggory at, stop by Case 201-203 (near the Intercultural Center/ICC and the Office of Student Diversity Programing/OSDP) or see our staff page for more details.


Spring 2018 Weekly Schedule

All events are open to Skidmore students, staff, and faculty unless otherwise noted. Additional events are often added by our office and related clubs throughout the year. Additional services, including prayer times and Catholic Mass, can be arranged by student request. Connect with us on SkidSync to stay up to date!

  • Christian Prayer
    12:15-12:35 pm, Case 203
  • Restorative Yoga w/ Mindful Movement Club
    7:30—8:30 pm, Wilson Chapel *students only*
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
    12:15—12:35 pm, ICC
  • Office Hours 
    Parker Diggory, 1-3 pm, Case 203                          Jennifer Schmid-Fareed, 1:30-3pm, Case 201
          Tea & Talmud 
          2-2:30 pm, Case 202
  • Office Hours 
    3:30-4:30, Matina Zobel, Case 202
  • Zen Meditation 
    6:25—8:30 pm, Wilson Chapel
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
    12:15—12:35 pm, Wilson Chapel
  • Office Hours 
    Jennifer Schmid-Fareed, 3-4:30 pm, Case 201
  • Restorative Yoga & SoundHealing
    5—6 pm, Wilson Chapel
  • Muslim Prayer
    drop-in 12-3:30 pm,   Wilson Chapel
  • Shabbat Services
    5:15-6:15 pm, Wilson Chapel, Student-led
  • Shabbat Dinner
    6:30 pm, 2nd floor of the Dining Hall unless otherwise announced, RSVP,
  • Skidmore Christian Fellowship - Ignite!
    7pm, ICC, large group gathering
  • Havdalah Services        on select dates in the semester - contact
  • Yoga                               5-6:15pm, Wilson Chapel 
         Quaker gatherings
        3-4 pm, Wilson Chapel,            every other Sunday                beginning January 28
        5-6:15 pm, Wilson                  Chapel

Schedule subject to change. See SkidSync or contact kdiggory@skidmore for information or to find out about additional opportunities and local services.