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Discovery Tour

April 4–6, 2018

If you have received your acceptance letter to Skidmore College, congratulations!! If not, your acceptance packet is on its way and you'll have it soon! 

We invite you to participate in our Discovery Tour for students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

Discovery Tour, which showcases academics, student life, and interculturalism, begins Wednesday, April 4, and ends on Friday, April 6. Please note that all travel arrangements and costs will be taken care of by the Admissions Office if you contact us in advance. 

As a participant in this tour, you will:

  • Attend a class and a faculty reception 
  • Spend two nights in a residence hall with a current student
  • Tour our campus and the city of Saratoga Springs
  • Meet student leaders, faculty, and staff
  • Interact with a student panel about campus intercultural life
  • Enjoy a social gathering with food, music, dancing, and entertainment

Click here to see the full schedule.

The deadline to register for Discovery Tour is March 28, 2018.

Registration is now closed. Please contact Dean Mendes, Associate Director of Admissions, at with any questions.

Program Schedule  

 Wednesday, April 4, 2018



2–5:30 p.m Arrival to campus for students on flights or trains
3 p.m. Bus departure from NYC metro area for those students traveling from that region
(7:00 pm arrival at Skidmore)

5:15–9:15 p.m.

Dinner in the Dining Hall 

8:15–9 p.m.

LGBTQIA Student Meet and Greet
Sponsored by Pride and QLIC
Ladd Hall, Room 106

9–10:30 p.m. Social Event
Ice cream and cookie desserts
Spa, Case Student Center

 Thursday, April 5, 2018



7–9:45 a.m. Breakfast (on your own) 
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
10 a.m. Discovery Tour Welcome
Philip A. Glotzbach, president 
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium 
11:10 a.m.–12:30 p.m Group A: attend a Skidmore class
Group B: campus tour
12:45–2 p.m.
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
2:10–3:30 p.m. Group B: attend a Skidmore class 
Group A: campus tour
3:45–4:30 p.m. Student Panel
Moderated by Amon Emeka, professor of sociology
Be prepared with questions to ask current students! 
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
4:30–5:30 p.m. Student Government Club Carnival
Case Center Patio
6:00–7:30 p.m. Dinner with President Philip A. Glotzbach & Marie B. Glotzbach
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
8 p.m. The Fun Spot
Mini golf, roller skating, go karts, laser tag, and more...
Load bus at Case Center Parking Lot

 Friday, April 6, 2018



7–10 a.m.            
Breakfast (on your own)
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
8–10 a.m.
ALL Luggage Drop-Off
Intercultural Center Lounge, Case Student Center

Accepted Candidate Day

10:30–11:30 a.m. Faculty Perspectives and Academic Opportunities at Skidmore College 
Presented by Janet Casey, director of the First-Year Experience and professor of English and Sheldon Solomon, professor of psychology
Zankel Music Building
11:45–12:30 p.m. Faculty members and coaches available for informal discussions
Main Gym, Williamson Sports Center
12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
1:30–2:30 p.m. Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs
Departing from Jonsson Tower Parking Lot
2:30 p.m. Reception with A Cappella performance
Porter Plaza, Case Student Center
1–3 p.m. Shuttles to Airport, Train, & Bus Station
Porter Plaza, Case Student Center 
3 p.m.
Bus departure to NYC 
Porter Plaza, Case Student Center