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Skidmore College
Card Office

Skidmore ID

The Campus Card Office
Service Hours and Locations

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–noon
and 1–4:30 p.m.

Bursar's/Campus Card Office,
Starbuck Center Lower Level

The Skidmore Card is much more than a traditional ID. Not only does it identify you as a member of the Skidmore community, it also allows you access to the dining halls and other campus facilities; operates on the basis of a declining balance account for various purchases on and off campus; and holds all the information concerning your meal plan.

All funds deposited to declining balance accounts must remain on your account until graduation, withdrawal or separation from Skidmore College. At that time, a written refund request must be submitted to the Skidmore Campus Card Office.

If you are a first-year student and plan to visit the campus this summer, you may obtain your Skidmore Card at that time. This will save you valuable time during orientation.

The Card and Purchases

You may use it at the Skidmore Shop to buy books, supplies or any of the other items the shop carries. It may also be used at the Spa, the Burgess Café, the Skidmore Post Office and Health Services, as well as in vending machines, and library copiers. You may also use your card at various locations off campus. To view a list of these off-campus merchants that accept the card, please click here. To make it easier to identify locations that accept the card, just look for the Skidmore Card logo.

The Declining Balance Account

The college offers a range of convenient options to deposit funds into your declining balance account. Here's a suggested budget based on the experiences of your classmates:

Suggested Budget for Declining Balance Account

Purpose Suggested Amount
Books and supplies, Skidmore Shop  $650
Soda and snack machines $75
Skidmore Post Office and Health Services $75
Spa snack bar and Burgess Café  $170
Off-campus vendors $200
Total for the Semester $1,170

Make your deposits early! Then you can use the funds as soon as you receive your Skidmore Card. The money you deposit on your card remains available as long as you attend Skidmore College.

SKidmore ID

Remember that you can use your Card wherever you see the logo displayed.

Check the lists for our on-campus and off-campus partners.

When it comes to convenience, your Skidmore ID Card is your ticket!