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Skidmore College
Celebration Weekend

October 18–20, 2019 
Schedule of Events

PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change and will be updated periodically as the weekend approaches.

Current as of: 10/18/19

 

Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday

 

Friday, October 18

  • All-Day Spotlight on Collaborative Research: The Cornerstone of a Skidmore Education
    Throughout the weekend, be sure to see the displays on Skidmore's exciting faculty-student collaborative research in Tisch Learning Center (psychology and neuroscience, first floor; sociology and social work, second floor), Dana Science Center (geosciences and environmental studies and sciences, first floor; chemistry and physics, second floor; anthropology, biology, psychology, and neuroscience, third floor), and the Williamson Sports Center (health and exercise sciences, first floor).

8:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor
Make this your first stop to pick up your meal and event tickets.
 
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Various Office Hours
If you need to visit any of our business offices, please note that they will only be open on Friday, October 18.

9:30 a.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Please sign up by calling Admissions at 1-800-867-6007 or visit https://www.skidmore.edu/admissions/visit/schedule.php.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Behind The Scenes
Saisselin Art Building, Schick Art Gallery
The Schick Gallery will be installing an animation exhibition co-curated by Studio Art Professors Sarah Sweeney and Paul Sattler; visitors are welcome to drop by and get a peek behind the scenes.

10 a.m. Admissions Info Session: “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Join us for an information session hosted by the Office of Admissions for prospective Skidmore students including siblings of current Skidmore students. Please register at: https://www.skidmore.edu/admissions/visit/schedule.php

11 a.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Please sign up by calling Admissions at 1-800-867-6007 or visit https://www.skidmore.edu/admissions/visit/schedule.php

11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Join us for Chicken Finger Friday! Sample tasty and healthful selections prepared by Skidmore’s Dining Services staff. Tickets are $10.00 per person, $8.00 per 6-12yo, no charge for children 5 and under. Reserve tickets in advance, purchase at Case Desk, or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

12 noon – 1 p.m. Counseling Center and Health Services Open House
Jonsson Tower, First Floor
Stop by the Counseling Center and Health Services to see the expanded and upgraded space, get information about services and supports available to Skidmore students, and meet some of the clinical staff.

12 – 6 p.m. Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
For more information about the exhibitions visit: http://tang.skidmore.edu/.

1 – 3 p.m. North Broadway Walking Tour
Murray Park, Foot Bridge  *registration required
Join local historian Hollis Palmer as he tells the history of the families that built Saratoga's Great Ladies (the original name for the Victorian houses) and made them homes. Some of the stories include; the man who was so mad at the city he turned his back on it; the son who took his mother's jewels from her safety deposit box and what he did with them; Saratoga's first "million dollar house" - all while gazing upon the beautiful mansions these characters called home. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to stand for two hours. Rain or Shine! *Please note that you must pre-register for this tour by signing up at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk before noon. Space is limited.Also offered Saturday at 12 noon.

1:30 – 5 p.m. Bus Tour of the Saratoga Battlefield - SOLD OUT*
Bus departs from Case Center parking lot promptly at 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a tour of the historic Saratoga Battlefield. Pre-reservation was required. Tickets are $15.00 per person. Any open seating will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Not suitable for children under 5 years old. *If you are interested, please check at Case Desk. We sometimes have cancellations.

1:30 p.m. Admissions Info Session: “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Join us for an information session hosted by the Office of Admissions for prospective Skidmore students including siblings of current Skidmore students. Please register at: https://www.skidmore.edu/admissions/visit/schedule.php

2—3 p.m. Summer Funded Internship Student Presentations
Zankel Music Center, Room 117 (ELM)
This summer more than 130 Skidmore students were awarded internship funding for their individual summer experiences. Locations range from various parts of the US to Hungary, India, Mexico, Uganda, Peru, Guatemala, Mozambique, Israel, China, Caribbean Netherlands, Democratic Republic of the Congo, etc. We welcome you to come and meet some of these students and hear their inspiring stories.

2–3:30 p.m.  Campus Sustainability Tour
Thomas Amphitheater, Arts Quad
Join the Sustainability Office for a tour of campus sustainability initiatives, including the campus bike share program, community garden, geothermal system, North Woods and more. The Office will share information about student leadership opportunities, co-curricular events, and plans for the future.  Please wear sturdy shoes.

2 p.m. Guided Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Atrium

2:15 p.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Please sign up by calling Admissions at 1-800-867-6007 or visit https://www.skidmore.edu/admissions/visit/schedule.php.

2:30-4 p.m.  Skidmore Clothing and Art Exchange
Case Center, 2nd Floor
Students will be selling clothing and art to other students to promote sustainability, counteract against fast fashion and to sell there clothes they don’t want anymore instead of throwing them away! At the end of the event donations will be kept for the Exchange Closet on campus.
 

3 – 4 p.m. Roadmap to the World: International and Domestic Study Programs
Palamountain Hall, Emerson Auditorium
At Skidmore, students are encouraged to map out their own academic adventures off campus through Skidmore College-run programs in England, France, New Zealand, and Spain , in one or more of the over 125 approved programs throughout the world, or through domestic off-campus study. They are given tips for navigating the selection, application, and preparation processes and for managing the bumps along the way. Find out how the office of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges works with students to create their own road maps to the world.

3 – 5 p.m. Career Jam
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor
All students are invited to come and network with a select group of parents, alumni, and professionals to discuss career options and learn more about potential internship and job opportunities. Co-sponsored by the Parents Council, Alumni Association, and the Career Development Center. www.skidmore.edu/career/career-jam/

3 – 5 p.m. Van Lennep Riding Center Open House
Van Lennep Riding Center
Come and visit the Riding Center, home of the 2018 IHSA National Champions, to learn more about the center, its horses, and equestrian program.

4 p.m. Women's Field Hockey Game
Williamson Sports Center, Wagner Park
Watch the Thoroughbreds take on Ithaca College.

4 p.m. Men's Soccer Game
Williamson Sports Center, Wachenheim Field
Watch the Thoroughbreds take on RIT.

4 – 5 p.m. FYE Faculty & Families Reception
Saratoga Room, The Spa, Case Center
Visiting families and their students are invited to this light reception to meet with First Year Experience faculty members. For a list of confirmed faculty, click here. *Faculty attendance is subject to change without notice.

5–7 p.m. “Dining Out at Skidmore”
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Our Dining Services staff extends a hearty welcome to all guests. Tickets are $12 per person, $10.00 per 6-12yo, no charge for children 5 and under. Reserve tickets in advance, purchase at Case Desk, or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

5:15 p.m. Student-led Shabbat Services
Wilson Chapel

6:30 p.m.  Candlelighting, Kiddush, and Shabbat Dinner
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 2nd Floor
Even if you have off-campus dinner plans, you are welcome and invited to join Skidmore Hillel for Kabbalat Shabbat. And if you’d like to join Skidmore Hillel for our weekly Shabbat Dinner, please RSVP to Martina Zobel Coordinator of Jewish Student Life via email

7 p.m. Carnegie Hall presents: Ensemble Connect
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
Skidmore’s Department of Music and Office of Special Programs present Ensemble Connect, a group of the finest young professional classical musicians based out of Carnegie Hall. The Program features works by Brahms, Jennifer Higdon, and Tania Leon. Tickets: $8 adults/$5 seniors/ Free for students. Buy online:www.skidmore.edu/zankel 

10 p.m. - 1 a.m. Chillmore presents Future Cast Virtual Reality
The Spa, Case Center
Future Case is a first-of-its kind VR system that allows true-to-life interactions and immersive experiences with stunning graphics. Experience everything from Google Earth to Museums of Fine Art to Space Pirate Training right from the Spa! 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

  • All-Day Spotlight on Collaborative Research: A Cornerstone of the Skidmore Education
    See Friday listing for information.

  •  For a listing of local religious services, please visit the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

8 a.m.–7 p.m. Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor
Make this your first stop to pick up your meal and event tickets. 

8:30 a.m. –  9:30 a.m. Meet & Greet Coffee Hour
Palamountain Hall, Class of 1967 Lobby
Meet other parents and college administrators while enjoying a cup of coffee and a light
continental breakfast.

9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saratoga Springs Farmers' Market
High Rock Park
Visit the Farmers' Market and sample the fresh products from numerous local farms.

9 a.m.–3 p.m. Library Book Sale
Scribner Library
The annual sale at Scribner Library is perfect for browsing and buying.

9:15 a.m. Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Please sign up by calling Admissions at 1-800-867-6007.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. President’s Hour
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
Parents Council Chairs, Eric and Lisa Green, parents of Bennett ‘20, invite you to join President Philip A. Glotzbach for a lively discussion of College issues and his vision for the future. Members of the President’s Cabinet will also be in attendance.

10 a.m. Admissions Info Session: “Is Skidmore Right for Me, Too?”
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Join us for an information session hosted by the Office of Admissions for prospective Skidmore students including siblings of current Skidmore students. Please register at: https://www.skidmore.edu/admissions/visit/schedule.php

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. We All Scream for Ice Cream!
Skidmore Shop
Stewart’s Shops and Skidmore College are teaming up! Together we will be introducing a Skidmore-inspired ice cream flavor in spring 2020, and we’re relying on our creative College community to help us determine the flavor and name that best represent Skidmore.

10 a.m.–6 p.m. Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery 

10:30 a.m. – 12 noon Parents Council Meeting
Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium
For Parents Council members

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. MiniCollege Session I
Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than 20 years. Signup is not required, and classes are open on a first-come, first-served basis. For the list of available MiniColleges please click here.

11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Celebration Lunch
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, first floor
Join us for a culinary celebration of the Skidmore community. The menu will feature a range of dishes that highlight the talents of our culinary team. There will be something for everyone! Please note that there will be two lunch seatings. Tickets are $12.25 per person, $10 per 6-12yo, no charge for children 5 and under. Purchase tickets for either the 11:30 a.m. seating or the 1 p.m. seating in advance, at Case Desk, or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

11:30 – 1:30 p.m. North Broadway Walking Tour
Murray Park, Foot Bridge  *registration required
Join local historian Hollis Palmer as he tells the history of the families that built Saratoga's Great Ladies (the original name for the Victorian houses) and made them homes. Some of the stories include; the man who was so mad at the city he turned his back on it; the son who took his mother's jewels from her safety deposit box and what he did with them; Saratoga's first "million dollar house" - all while gazing upon the beautiful mansions these characters called home. Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to stand for two hours. Rain or Shine! *Please note that you must pre-register for this tour by signing up at the Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk between 8am-11am Saturday only. Reservations for the Saturday tour will not be taken on Friday. Space is limited. Also offered Friday at 1p.m..

11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m.  Flora and Fauna Walking Tour of North Woods
Meet at Falstaff’s
Join student North Woods Stewards for a nature walk through the North Woods, Skidmore’s unique natural resource. This area is a living classroom as well as an outlet for co-curricular and recreational activities. Please wear sturdy shoes.

Noon Campus Walking Tour with Student Guides (90 minutes)
Judith Pick Eissner Admissions Center
Please sign up by calling Admissions at 1-800-867-6007 or visit https://www.skidmore.edu/admissions/visit/schedule.php.

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Family Fun at the Tang
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Payne Room
Join this immensely popular program offered by the Tang. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions, this program offers a creative opportunity for a hands-on art activity. Come any time between noon and 1:30 p.m. to create your own special project. For more information call the Tang’s Visitor Services Desk at (518) 580-8080.

Noon – 2 p.m. Writing Center Open House
Scribner Library, fourth floor
Visit the renovated Writing Center, meet our tutors, and see how they work with student writers.

Noon – 2 p.m. The Student Wellness Center Open House
Case Center, Room 308
Meet the Peer Health Educators (PHE’s) who work to create an open, safe space to empower and educate the Skidmore community on issues relating to health and wellness. Whether you are looking for information on nutrition, sexual health or misconduct, relationships, stress reduction, alcohol or any other college health related concern, we are here to assist! While you're here, check out our library, pick up some pamphlets and other educational items!

1 – 2:30 p.m. Career Development Center Fall Festival Open House
Starbuck Center, second floor
Visit the Career Development Center to see some of the innovative resources offered to Skidmore students and alumni.

1 3 p.m. Pour More: The Skidmore Lava Project
Kiln patio, behind Sasselin
For more information please visit the MiniCollege course schedule (see description at 2 p.m.). Weather permitting, we’ll have the furnace fired up and be melting basalt from 1 – 3 p.m.. We expect to be pouring the lava at about 2:30 p.m. We are grateful for the generous support of the IdeaLab and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and the Kress Family Creative Pedagogy Grant.

1:30 p.m. Air dan Terang: A Clean Water Initiative for communities in Rural Indonesia
Case Center, Ladd Hall, Room 307
College students across the country are challenged to design and undertake “Projects for Peace” thanks to philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis. Davis launched Projects for Peace on the occasion of her 100th birthday in 2007. Because of Skidmore’s participation in the Davis UWC Scholars Program (co-founded by Davis’s son, Shelby Davis), Skidmore students have been granted projects each year since. This past summer the seventeenth Skidmore Davis Project for Peace was implemented by Geraldine Santoso ‘22. Geraldine will share how she used this year’s $10,000 grant to provide clean water and safe sanitation solutions to rural communities in Indonesia. Through building jet pump wells and filtration systems, Air dan Terang’s vision was providing rural communities with sustainable infrastructure that would have a lasting impact beyond the span of the summer, as well as to empower young women in rural Indonesia, allowing them to pursue their education, while providing clean water to their homes.


2 – 3 p.m. MiniCollege Session II

Various locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than 20 years. Signup is not required, and classes are open on a first-come, first-served basis.For the list of available MiniColleges please click here.

2 p.m.  Guided Exhibition Tour
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Atrium
Join Ian Berry, Dayton Director, for a tour of Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison.

2 p.m. Men’s Soccer Game
Williamson Sports Center, Wachenheim Field
Watch the Thoroughbreds take on Ithaca College.

2:30- 4:30 p.m. Bus Tour of Saratoga Springs
Bus departs from Case Center parking lot
Join local historian Hollis Palmer for an informative tour of historic Saratoga Springs and Skidmore’s first campus. Seating is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

3-5 p.m. Lighting / Movement / Sonic Jam
Williamson Sports Center, Dance Theater 
A Happening / Experiment to observe and/or experience the relationship between theatrical Lighting Design, Sound Design and bodies moving in space. Come for 5 min or 2hr, your choice. Free. 

3 p.m. All-Inclusive A Capella and Dance Performance
Thomas Amphitheater (next to Zankel)
Come join The Treblemakers and Breakbeats for a fun, all-inclusive a capella and dance performance!  We hope you sip your pumpkin spice lattes or other favorite fall drinks and enjoy! (rain location: Davis auditorium)  

4 – 5 p.m. Guided Exhibition Tour
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Atrium
Join Rebecca McNamara, Mellon Collections Curator, for a tour of Beauty and Bite.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. President’s Reception
Scribner Carriage House, 791 North Broadway
A welcome reception honoring legacy families as well as Parents Council members and their students.
By invitation only.

5–7 p.m. Farm to Table Dining at Skidmore
Murray Aikins Dining Hall
Our Dining Services staff extends a hearty welcome to all guests. Enjoy farm-fresh cuisine from local Saratoga and Washington County farms in partnership with the Saratoga Farmer’s Market. Tickets are $12.25 per person, $10 per 6-12yo, no charge for children 5 and under. Reserve tickets in advance, purchase at Case Desk, or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door). 

6 p.m. Filene Scholars Concert
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
Featured artists are the winners of the 2019 Filene Music Scholarships, established in 1982 by the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation to help gifted young musicians further their musical studies and develop their talents as part of a liberal arts education. Free & open to the public.

7:30 p.m. S'(kid)mores & Celebration Fireworks
Upper South Park
Gather with Skidmore families for s'mores, hot chocolate, and music, and enjoy a fireworks display over Haupt Pond at 8 p.m. Bring a blanket to spread on the lawn! Rain location: The Spa, Case Center


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Sunday, October 20

  • All-Day Spotlight on Collaborative Research: A Cornerstone of the Skidmore Education
    See Friday listing for information.

  • For a listing of local religious services, please visit the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

9 a.m.–noon Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor

9 – 10 a.m. Class of 2020 Parents Fund Breakfast
Scribner Carriage House, 791 North Broadway
By invitation only.

9 a.m.–3 p.m. Jazz Brunch
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Join students and families for brunch. Music will be performed by Skidmore’s Small Jazz Ensemble from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You might even catch a football game on the big screen in the afternoon! Tickets are $10 per person, $8 per 6-12yo, no charge for children 5 and under. Reserve tickets in advance, purchase at Case Desk (until noon), or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Exhibitions at the Tang
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

11 a.m. 26th Annual Skidmore Celebration 5K Run-Walk
Event begins and ends on Case Green and covers a 3.1 mile course around campus.
Awards will be given to the first three finishers in six different categories. No entry fee. T-shirts will be provided to the first 80 entrants. Walkers and joggers are most welcome! Register today!

 

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