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Skidmore College
Celebration Weekend

October 20 - 22, 2023
Schedule of Events

We look forward to welcoming families to campus!

Schedule is subject to change. Locations subject to change. Current as of: 1/24/23

 

Friday  |  Saturday  |  Sunday  |  General Info  |  Local Attractions  |  Anytime

 

Friday, October 20

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 tickets and a final weekend program.

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 14.

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. Reserve tickets in advance, purchase at Case Desk, or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

5 – 7 p.m.  “Dining Out at Skidmore”
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Our Dining Services staff extends a hearty welcome to all guests. Reserve tickets in advance, purchase at Case Desk, or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

TBD Filene Scholarship Winners Concert
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
Check back for more information.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor
Make this your first stop to pick up your meal tickets and a final weekend program. Complimentary coffee available from 10 a.m.—3 p.m.

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.  Celebration Weekend MiniCollege
Various on-campus locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years. 

11:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Celebration Lunch
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Join us for a culinary celebration of the Skidmore community. The menu will feature a range of dishes which highlight the talents of our culinary team. There will be something for everyone! Please note that there will be two lunch seatings. Purchase tickets for either the 11:30 a.m. seating or the 1:00 p.m. seating. Reserve tickets in advance, purchase at Case Desk, or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

2 - 3 p.m.  Celebration Weekend MiniCollege
Various on-campus locations
Highlighting the excellence of Skidmore faculty for more than twenty years. 

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. Reserve tickets in advance, purchase at Case Desk, or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).

8:30 p.m.  S'(kid)mores & Celebration Fireworks
Upper South Park
Gather with Skidmore families and enjoy a fireworks display over Haupt Pond at 9:00 p.m. Bring a blanket to spread on the lawn or watch from your car. Complimentary dessert and hot beverages will be provided Under the Tent. *Note the campus perimeter road will be closed to traffic at 8:55 p.m.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Celebration Weekend Welcome Desk
Case Center, second floor
Make this your first stop to pick up your meal tickets and a final weekend program. 

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Brunch in the Dining Hall
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Join students and families for brunch. You might even catch a football game on the big screen in the afternoon! Reserve tickets in advance, purchase at Case Desk (until noon), or pay at the door (tax will be added to purchases at the door).


 

GENERAL INFO, Open OFFICE INVITATIONS, and local attractions

On Campus...

Skidmore Shop
Stop by the Skidmore Shop while you're on campus. Hours are:

Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Spotlight on Collaborative Research: The Cornerstone of a Skidmore Education
Throughout the weekend, be sure to visit the following locations to see some of Skidmore's exciting
faculty/student collaborative research.  Posters and other displays highlighting this work can be found in the
Tisch Learning Center (psychology and neuroscience, first floor; sociology and social work, second floor; history and American studies, third floor); The Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences (geosciences, first floor, biology, chemistry, neuroscience and environmental sciences, second floor; chemistry, third floor)
Bolton (anthropology) and the Williamson Sports Center (health and human physiology second floor).

The Office of Admissions
Have a friend or sibling of a current student who is also interested in Skidmore? Visit the Admissions website to learn more about exploring campus while you’re here! https://www.skidmore.edu/admissions/visit/index.php

Philip Boshoff Writing Center
The Writing Center invites interested guests to stop by, meet our tutors, and see how they work with student writers. The Center will be open Saturday from 12 – 2pm. More info: https://www.skidmore.edu/writingcenter/

The Student Wellness Center
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, and visit with our regular rotation of therapy dogs! Stop by Case Center Room 308 for an open house on Friday from 11am – 3pm. More info: https://www.skidmore.edu/health_promotion/center.php

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. The Riding Center is located off-campus at 145 Daniels Road, just a short drive from campus and will be open for visitation on Friday from 3-5pm.

Around Saratoga...

Local Religious Services
For a listing of local religious services the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life has put together a partial list which can be found on their website at https://www.skidmore.edu/religious-life/localworship.php. They welcome inquiries about additional options.

Saratoga Springs Farmer’s Market
Visit the Farmer’s Market and sample some of the fresh products from numerous local farms. Located on High Rock Avenue in downtown Saratoga Springs from 9am – 1pm. More info: https://www.saratogafarmersmarket.org/

Saratoga National Historic Park: Did you know that the Battles of Saratoga have been termed the Turning Point of the American Revolution? This historic site is a short drive from campus. More info: https://www.nps.gov/sara/index.htm

Beekman Street Art District: The Arts District on Beekman Street, part of Saratoga Spring’s historic west side, is a thriving and ever-changing arts and business community. A three-block mixed-use neighborhood, located a walkable four blocks west of Congress Park, the Arts District supports a relaxed but vibrant community of artist studios and galleries, restaurants, specialty shops, and health and beauty services. The area embodies the creative spirit of Saratoga while it honors the local heritage. https://saratogaartdistrict.com/

Anytime

Exhibitions at the Tang
Online
For more information about the exhibitions visit: http://tang.skidmore.edu

The Alumni Learning Consortium
Online
Parents of Skidmore students are invited to experience the talents of our faculty through our webinar platform.  Explore valuable resources from our community and beyond to help you grow personally and professionally. https://alumlc.org/skidmore

 


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